A great teacher is not someone who knows all the answers. Instead, a great teacher is someone who can give GREAT CLUES.
Teachers need to STOP being answer givers and START being “FUNOLOGY GUIDES.”
FUNOLOGY GUIDES are facilitators–in other words, a funology guide direct and provide fun clues so that kids can be excited about discovering the answers on their own.
Remember: Funology Guides DO NOT GIVE ANSWERS–Funology guides give “FUN CLUES.” Think of education as a scavenger hunt with the teacher providing clues. The fun part of a scavenger hunt is THE HUNT.
Funology Idea for History!
HISTORY is about the dates when important events happened. So what was happening when I was born? Use the clue given to discover my date of birth:
DOB– 51 days after Pearl Harbor was bombed.
Kids can discover some special historical event that gives a clue to their DOB.
GEOGRAPHY is where different science events take place.
1. So, where did the birth of Janice VanCleave take place? Use a map or globe to identify my hometown.
- Latitude: 29° 45′ 48 N, Longitude: 95 ° 21′ 48 W
2. Where do I presently live?
- Latitude: 31°28′ 20N, Longitude: 96°55′ 55 W
For more fun geography activities, see Janice VanCleave’s Geography for Every Kid