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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Relevancy is one of the key aspects of the CCSS. It is also supported by research - students learn and remember what is relevant to them. Here is a reflective article that addresses this issue. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

How to make lessons matter beyond the final exam
Many students forget about classroom lessons after the final exam. To prevent this, teachers should engage in "relevant learning," writes educator and author Allen Mendler, who offers three strategies to make lessons more valuable to students. In this blog post, he suggests using humor, connecting learning to life goals and admitting that all of the answers may not be clear at the moment. Mendler's blog (1/23)Bookmark and Share

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