What I learned about education by wrapping Christmas gifts
After I put her gift in the bag and admired my handiwork (or lack thereof), I started thinking about some of my current students and how wrapping Christmas presents is a lot like teaching and learning: the same method doesn't work for everything. While some students learn best using traditional "sit and get" methods, other students will not learn a thing without being actively engaged in the learning process and involving all of their senses in the learning experience.
As you get ready for the new semester, keep my wife's travel mug (sorry again for the spoiler alert, Kim...) in mind. One size doesn't fit all for wrapping Christmas gifts...or for education.