First, let’s discuss what the “Sage on the Stage” is and what this looks like in a K-12 classroom. When I was a student, I assumed my teacher knew everything. And I mean, everything. I suppose as a kid we assume that our parents and other adults are the holders of knowledge and they will impart their wisdom on us when we are old enough to understand and retain that information. To some extent, this is true. Our parents and other adults teach us how to walk, talk, and interact with the world by modeling that behavior for us. As children, we are taught right from wrong, right from left, and how to write and read.
With over a decade of experience as an educator, I want to share some of the best practices that I've discovered for bringing the real world into the classroom.