In high school, I remember a poster on the wall that said "these are professions where you'll use algebra." I'm not 100% sure it was referring to algebra, but you get the idea, it was some subject that seemed like non-sense to me. I also don't have much memory of the professions on the poster, I think I looked at it once and thought "I don't want to do any of those things."
A fundamental aspect of education is that it's supposed to prepare young people for the world. However, there is a disconnect from what is happening in the real world to what is being taught in the traditional classroom.
At Acton Academy, we believe in hands-on learning. Recently, our detective quest came to life as Officer Brian from the Kennebunk Police Department visited our studio to talk about how the police collect and use real evidence from a crime scene.
So far in our quest, our learners have studied and taken fingerprints, looked under the microscope at hair samples, created casts of footprints, looked at dental/bite marks, and investigated and took samples of DNA.
Thank You Kennebunk Police Department
A huge THANK YOU to the Kennebunk Police Department and Officer Brian for showing the learners that everything they have been doing is stuff detectives really use to solve crimes.