How I overcame my students’ question: Where am I ever going to use this?

Posted on February 3, 2017 at 2:15 pm

BY DYLAN McCANN, TWALITY MIDDLE SCHOOL

I’ve been teaching grades 4-6 for 4 years and this is probably the most common question my students ask. They want to know why it is important to learn mathematics or science. Students who find these subjects difficult or irrelevant tend to give up easily and pay less attention in class. A lot of my students of color and girls don’t imagine they could work in high-paying, high-skill STEM jobs that require knowledge of math and science.

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One Response to “How I overcame my students’ question: Where am I ever going to use this?”

  1. Bravo to you, Dylan, for exposing these kids to possibilities that didn’t exist when I was in 4-6 grade. I’m 60 years old and have many years to look back upon. How I wish I could be in their shoes! Keep encouraging them to reach for the stars, not the moon, because the moon is getting crowded.

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