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Multi-level educational trick

March 18, 2009

MrsDoF told me about this one.  Given a bit of grant money, a grade school PE teacher here in the district bought 30 pedometers*.  The kids check them out at the beginning of PE class, and try to rack up the largest number of steps in the given time.  They record their achievement and check the pedometers back in.  Some of them are so excited they hop up and down to record more “clicks”.  They get some kind of prize for improvement each week.

Yeah, so?

So she’s got kindergartners learning to handle equipment, collecting data, using numbers, exercising, and reading comparitive charts.  Not bad for kindergarten, not bad for a very small grant.  Smart thinking on the teacher’s part.

*(Like this one – about five bucks each.)

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  1. March 19, 2009 at 15:59 | #1

    Smart thinking indeed.  We need a few more teachers like that!

  2. March 19, 2009 at 21:59 | #2

    That’s friggin awesome! The best thing to do is start kids early on this kind of thing.

  3. March 20, 2009 at 07:12 | #3

    Give administrators gobs and oodles of money, and they waste most of it.  Give teachers next to nothing, and you get results like this. 

    There’s a lesson here.

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