Teaching our students to make meaningful connections should be the goal of every educator. Easier said than done though. Something that we feel shouldn’t be so difficult to implement almost feels like a never ending losing battle. Why? Is it because we have to begin to undo the years of collections and fill that void with connections?
I believe that, like myself, many educators are just a product of their own learning experiences. We weren’t taught to make connections so how can I feel confident in my abilities to teach my own students to do so. Maybe that’s the point. Comfort has only gotten us in a repetitive cycle and it’s not looking like someone, or lots of someone’s, are going to jump ship anytime soon to change it.
Maybe stepping out of your comfort zone one class at a time is where the change starts.