Education is not learning the facts. It’s the training of the mind to think.

"If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob children of tomorrow." - John Dewey. Brian Metcalf is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

“If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob children of tomorrow.” – John Dewey. Brian Metcalf is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Today’s students are completely different from those of five to ten years ago and everyone learns differently.

As educators, in looking at the class of students in front of us, we must take into consideration that one size does not fit all, especially today for our 21st Century students. The ultimate goal of education in schools today is to help the students learn. So we must take into consideration the different and varied learning styles of each and every student within our classrooms. Teaching and learning has changed and we as an education system must also change and adapt to meet the ever increasing needs of our students. As John Dewey states “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow” (Goodreads).

Conceptual Change Essay

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