Monthly Archives: February 2013

EDU 6655: Game-based Learning

Are games an effective use of time in the classroom? We live in a culture where technology is constantly growing and videos games are a part of play at home. In my own classroom, games are used to review and … Continue reading

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EDU 6526: Values and Citizenship

A good education goes beyond teaching content. Students do not come to school to solely learn math or reading. Just like teachers are not just qualified to teach math or reading. It may say “math teacher” in their title, but … Continue reading

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EDU 6526: Learner-Centered Approaches

“All educators want to improve the work they do for students, their families, and the community” (ASCD, n.d., para. 2). Every school and every teacher wants to provide a safe learning environment in which students are engaged in the learning … Continue reading

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EDU 6526: Strategy 2

Strategy 2: Providing Feedback Strategy Description: Feedback and formative assessment are used to guide student progress towards understanding of the learning objective. Teachers should provide feedback that help students improve their understanding of the learning objective. Feedback helps students make … Continue reading

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EDU 6526: Strategy 1

Strategy 1: Setting Objectives Strategy Description: Setting objectives is used to establish and communicate learning goals. Setting objectives helps students understand the purpose for their learning. It also provides clear direction for instruction and expectations for meeting the learning target. … Continue reading

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EDU 6526: Cooperative Learning

“An underlying purpose of cooperative learning is to make each group member a stronger individual in his her own right” (Dean, Hubble, Pitler, & Stone, 2012, p.35). Cooperative learning provides a structure for students to learn from one another. It … Continue reading

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EDU 6655: Emotion

When you visualize a classroom, what are common things you might see? A teacher? Students? Desks? Aside from these things, there isn’t much you can visualize that stays consistent from classroom to classroom. You can walk in the same classroom … Continue reading

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