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Book Club Reflection: See Me After Class

See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers, by Roxanna Elden, is so refreshing and real! Elden is practical about the reality of teaching which makes you feel like you’re not the only who had a lesson plan fail … Continue reading

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Standard 1 & 3 Meta-Reflection: Instructional Planning and Curriculum

Standard 1 Instructional Planning: Designs and monitors long and short-term plans for students’ academic success. Standard 3 Curriculum: Provides knowledge and skills that bring academic subjects to life and are aligned with state content standards. The course, Curriculum Design, taught … Continue reading

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EDU 6524: Understanding vs. Knowledge (Blog 2)

An important component to implementing the backward design strategy is to differentiate between the words “understand” and “know.” If students are to understand a concept they must be able provide evidence by demonstrating they know specific pieces of knowledge. Understanding … Continue reading

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EDU 6524: A Backward Approach (Blog 1)

Understanding by Design (Wiggins & McTighe, 2005) offers a backward way of thinking about curriculum that focuses on defining first what students need to know, rather than the activities and instructions that will be used. Design of assessment needs to … Continue reading

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Standard 10 Meta-Reflection: Technology

Standard 10 Technology: Integrates current technology into instruction and professional communication/collaboration activities where appropriate. In the course, Teaching with Technology, I learned multiple ways to integrate technology into instruction and professional communication/collaborating activities that connect with the ISTE standards. There … Continue reading

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Standard 9 Meta-Reflection: Cultural Sensitivity

Standard 9 Cultural Sensitivity: Establishes a culturally inclusive learning climate that facilitates academic engagement and success for all students. In the course, Culturally Responsive Teaching, I learned that it is important that teachers are consciously aware of their own background … Continue reading

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