At Wheatland this month, students are invited to join the Wheatland Science club being held at lunch time. Students are encouraged to join and come out to try their hand an new and exciting experiments, explore new ideas and be creative with inventions and new ways of thinking. Students are naturally curious. I find that every day, I am asked questions from students or I often hear questions like “Mrs. Tucker did you know…”?I love the curiosity of our children and how this thinking is something we are so fortunate to witness first hand at school. The science club is just one more way teachers at Wheatland support and nurture creativity and rich experience for students. I am super excited to see the final culmination of the science club at the end of March where students will display their most prized experiment and host a morning of “teaching” for the adults. This is where the real learning happens and memorable experiences occur. I have recently been reading a book called The Innovator’s Mindset-Empower Learning, Unleash talent and Lead a Culture of Creativity by George Couros. Is has been just excellent so far. It has reinforced that we have to find ways in education to invite more creativity and innovation into our classrooms. Our students require different skills and knowledge than we ever required as learners. The future will demand an innovative thinker and a curious mind. I am excited about the science club and the opportunity for our students to create and take risks. I will keep you posted on the talent…

 

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