New ways to learn

The days when students would walk in a classroom open a book and hear a teacher lecture for 45 minutes are a thing of the past.
At least they are if students are expected to learn in 2021. Jennifer Olesh used a hands-on approach recently in a project for juniors and seniors at Eastern High School in her dual credit anatomy and physiology class.
She had students come up with a wound or burn, create it using make up and then explain what would happen to the skin with that type of wound.
“Then I had them answer some questions about how the wound would heal,” Olesh said.
The wounds were very realistic. Darin Farris, who is the principal, said he was in the lunch room saw one of the wounds on a student and was getting ready to send them to the school nurse when they explained it was a project for Mrs. Olesh’s class.
She gave extra credit if they wore the wound throughout the day.
Olesh said she got the idea from an anatomy and physiology teacher group that she is a part of and the response from students was great.
“They seemed to enjoy it, she said. “They probably liked making the wound more than they did answering the questions!”
A call to teachers, parents and students -- if you know of something fun and exciting happening in the classroom, let George or Lana know. Send e-mails to or and we will get in touch to do a story. The community loves to read about what is going on in our local schools.  



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