Their own best teachers

Their is a lot of debate out there about whether or not elementary students should use electronic devices as learning tools. While I believe there is no mode of learning that works for everyone, this is what I do know: tonight, two fifth graders emailed me links to videos they found that explain math in a way that they “get”. Another student emailed me the way he can find the least common multiple and greatest common factor in his head and asked about the connection to exponential form. These kids are not empty vessels waiting to be filled by the “almighty teacher”. They are students becoming their own best teachers.

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