Something I’ve been wondering about for a while is how to engage students in class material that they may think is boring. I think a big part of boredom or not caring about the things we teach is linked to the fact that for so many students, it’s just not relevant.
So how do we teach things that are relevant? I think that’s what education should be all about: ask students what they want to learn, and find a way to tie that into the curriculum. Make it a give and take between you and them. They want to learn about space, or fashion, or how to become a rock star? Fine! Let’s learn about those things. You can construct a lesson around absolutely anything, if you’re willing to think outside the box. And yes, that involves math ;)
Hopefully, this community leaders project can help with that.