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Drawing out knowledge: What it means to be a constructivist teacher from the voices of the learner

“The single most important factor influencing learning is what the learner already knows.” David Ausubel  A constructivist learning framework is based on the idea that students come into our classrooms with pre-existing knowledge. Our task as teachers is to structure … Continue reading

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Taking Risks

We began a new semester this week providing a delightful journey of working with a new group of students as they begin to find their voice as teachers of science in the elementary classroom. Common among preservice elementary teachers, many … Continue reading

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