by Kristy Caesar, Kindergarten Learning Facilitator
The “Why Do I Need to Learn This?” books make the relevance of our learning transparent to the learners. It creates a visual connection to elements of our learners’ lives, which helps them understand the purpose of the learning. For example, we need to be able to count to 100 in order to understand how many places we would need to set for a party, or how many hot dogs we need to order. The book provides visual references that allow our learners to quickly grasp the concepts. When learners understand how they can benefit from the learning, it creates engagement and ultimately increases achievement.