Continuing the discussion from Discussion: Anchored Instruction and Situated Cognition:
I love the idea of “anchored instruction”. It calls for teachers to move beyond textbook and teach students by using complex and realistic problems. Learning should be centered around an “anchor” which should be a case- study or a problem simulated in the real world. In the article, it explained the use of the” Young Sherlock Homes” video as not your typical educational video. It was interesting and promoted active learning among the students. I am a firm believer that if students are interested in a something then they will learn it. I can use anchored instruction in class through the use of the movie” To Kill a Mocking Bird”. I will provide students with a list of literary elements and they will identify the element and how it is demonstrated in the world.