What inspires you?
Some people say
Others say caffeine
While others say coffee or some sort of energy drink
But the real truth is...
that our background knowledge and experiences are fuel to learning.
Whether you call it background knowledge, prior knowledge, or schema I believe through using schema the students can "light of fire" for learning. Many students do not come to school with the background knowledge so it is our job to help them acquire some of this knowledge.
A couple of weeks ago...
I was inspired my watching my niece as she tended to her horses
my nephew as he told me things about Legos
my second son as he played with cars
my daughter as she read a science fiction book, The Marvelous Effect
my first son as he chose the movie he wanted to view
this is the
Beginning of one's schema
so I decided to create a schema song poster and I Am the Expert Mini-Project.
I found a song I teach my students when I teach schema. I found it years ago on a teacher website
Reading Power by A. Gear
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