Why The 5E?
The 5E Model is the easiest and most effective way to transition your instruction to the NGSS. That’s not to say you can’t incorporate other approaches – project-based, problem-based, and so on. But in terms of your typical day to day learning sequences, I whole-heartedly recommend the 5E. It allows you to work within the confines of the typical school, district, and state requirements without sacrificing the important opportunities for exploration and sense-making that support the NGSS Performance Expectations. And that’s why I teach it here!