Monthly Archives: January 2013

EDU 6526: Concept Attainment

“Do your students need greater opportunity to work with others but require monitoring as they do so? Do your students need practice and flexibility in using familiar concepts? Do you notice that students are having difficulty “thinking out loud” as … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

EDU 6655: Brain-Based Education

“Call this educational movement “brain-based,” if you like; the key factor is motivation. And that is also what deliberate enrichment is about: pursuing activities that are fun, interesting, even exciting to a child that provide challenge and stimulation while requiring … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

EDU 6526: Instructional Frameworks

  In my school district, the Marzano Instructional Framework is used in alignment with the new Washington Teacher Evaluation. Our district is studying Marzano’s Art and Science of Teaching to develop an understanding of each criterion. Marzano (2011) uses questions … Continue reading

Posted in Standard 01. Instructional Planning, Standard 03. Curriculum, Standard 05. Assessment, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

EDU 6655: Positive Learning Communities

Establishing a positive learning community encompasses every component of teaching and learning. This, I believe, is why teaching is an art. A teacher is constantly making decisions that will shape each characteristic of a classroom community. Each characteristic is essential … Continue reading

Posted in Standard 02. Learning Environment, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

EDU 6655: Structures and Functions of the Brain

I wonder how we can apply what we know about brain processes in order to improve, adapt and modify instruction. Wiley states “Thinking about something and doing it are neurologically similar. The two activities activate the same regions of the … Continue reading

Posted in Standard 01. Instructional Planning, Standard 02. Learning Environment, Standard 05. Assessment, Uncategorized | Tagged | 1 Comment

EDU 6526: Classroom Instruction that Works

Within my school district works of Marzano have been a huge emphasis. Classroom Instruction that Works and the Art and Science of Teaching have all been used as a part of our professional development. Our district has adopted the Marzano … Continue reading

Posted in Standard 01. Instructional Planning, Standard 02. Learning Environment, Standard 03. Curriculum, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

EDU6655: Personal Assessment

At the beginning of this course, I know I have a lot to learn about the brain’s function and influence on learning. So far, I know I am susceptible to many neuromyths! I realize I rely on my own common … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment