Building Engagement through Interdisciplinary Planning

Oliver Chase Science Teacher
New York, NY

Through interdisciplinary approaches, we can better equip students with the tools and skills to tackle complexity. This is more important than ever because we live in a complicated world with complicated problems that require people to draw on different subjects at the same time. Centering planning around current issues and connecting them in a meaningful way to students' lives will naturally pull you toward interdisciplinary work as a means of preparing and empowering students to engage in complex problems. Regardless of scale, you can help students engage in their communities, offer opportunities to different learning styles, and help build resilience in the face of adversity.

Oliver Chase is a middle school educator based in New York, NY

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