Colts curriculum gets kids excited | | The Indianapolis Star

February 12, 2010

Symphony, Meaning, Empathy

What a great lesson plan!  If you look through some of Dan Pink’s presentations, he speaks about developing the entire right brain, and not being too caught up in individual aptitudes.

As the Indianapolis Star points out in this article, teacher Chad Wallace uses football statistics to enhance his mathematics lesson plans.

Students wear jerseys, work in groups, and follow something interesting to them.  Play, Empathy, Meaning.  By using word problems and real-world application, Wallace also develops Symphony in his students.

I think many math teachers follow a similar lesson plan.  But this particular example really shows how to expand one idea into something incredible and  effective.

This is why I really like Dan Pink’s framework in A Whole New Mind.  You can take a lesson plan that you may already be using and upgrade it into something far-reaching.  Take the time for a quick read and see what you can do!

Colts curriculum gets kids excited | | The Indianapolis Star.


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