Helping Kids Learn to Research
Teachers need to know a little bit about everything -take middle school teachers, for example. Regardless of the subject one teaches, they will likely ask their student to find information to support content. It’s painfully obvious when a student hasn’t been taught the basics of researching because their first, and sometimes only strategy is Google.
Many teachers assume students have learned to research in another class or grade. Unfortunately, teachers often lack knowledge in this area and are unprepared to direct students to reliable and relevant sources for research, defaulting to Google, themselves, accepting the same from students.
Many online tools are available for teachers to learn from and ultimately model and teach to students. Knowing how to help kids research is every teachers’ responsibility. One source, listed below, offers teachers a place to begin.