|The Secret of the Staffroom > Pedagogy|
Teachers often study pedagogy on professional days. Pedagogy is the art, science, or profession of teaching.
In the music video, the ProD day worksheet is about Piaget's States of Cognitive Development.
I found Piaget's theories useful for understanding why my grade 9 class was having trouble learning to balance chemical equations. After about 3 hours, only about half the class got it.
Then I realized that the way I was teaching it meant that only students who were in the Formal Operational State could imagine everything
in their heads and grasp the concept. So I wrote a game, Chembalancer, which had concrete manipulatives so that students who were still in the Concrete Operational State could get it.
It worked very well, and all the grade 9 students could learn to balance chemical equations in half an hour.
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