Welcome to Dr. Skateboard’s Web Site
Often, students will ask a teacher in class, “What is the point of this?” or “Why are we doing this anyway?” In other words, they want to know exactly how what they are learning will apply to their everyday lives. At times, for students, what they learn in a classroom is seemingly disconnected from what they do.
Concepts in school are often taught quite traditionally, and done in an almost clinical manner, something that is isolated to a specific circumstance within a classroom. In cases such as these, the tools and the content are often seen as disconnected from the experiences of students. There is a real need to explore connections of content in settings that are both authentic and relatable for students.
This is what I have set out to do through Dr. Skateboard’s Web Site, to make science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) real to students and to make learning relatable, and for me, skateboarding is a great way in which to do that.