Get Paid to Learn : SIMIODE Expo 2022

This is a companion blog post for a breakout session, entitled Get Paid to Learn that I co-facilitated with Henry Fan on Friday 2/11/2022 from 4:00pm – 4:45pm EST as part of the SIMIODE Expo 2022 Virtual Event.

SIMIODE is “a community of practice focused on a modeling first method of teaching differential equations.” The acronym SIMIODE stands for “A Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations.”

In this blog post, we share all resources we generated for this talk as well as other resources that might be helpful for participants who want to return to these ideas after the talk ends. Enjoy.

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“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a horrible question

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I hate the question that we often ask kids: “what do you want to be when you grow up?” An equally obnoxious question is “what do you want to do for the rest of your life?” My objections to these questions are not based on a distaste for planning or career-focused introspection. I love to create, develop, and refine my vision for the future and I spend lots of time in my work as a teacher helping my students do the same.

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