Month: September 2014

Day 20: Curating Student Work @teachthought #reflectiveteacher

Day 20: Curating Student Work @teachthought #reflectiveteacher

Day 20 How do you curate student work–or help them do it themselves? Hmmmm… I am not sure what this question is asking. How do I “curate” student work? I have to look up that word. noun 1. Chiefly British. a member of the clergy employed to assist a rector orvicar. 2. any ecclesiastic entrusted with the cure of souls, as a parish priest. verb (used with object), curated, curating. 3.to take charge of (a museum) or organize (an art exhibit): to curate a photography show. 4. to pull together, sift through, and select for presentation, as music or website content: I guess it must be definition 3… to take charge of. How do …

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Day 19: Student Reflection @teachthought #reflectiveteacher

Day 19: Student Reflection @teachthought #reflectiveteacher

Name three powerful __________ students can reflect on their learning, then discuss closely the one you use most often. It seems that this prompt is missing a word, so I’m filling in the blank with: “ways” 1. Reflection through writing: The simplest and, I think, best method I use for reflection is to simply have …

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Day 18: A Metaphor For Teaching @teachthought #reflectiveteacher

Day 18: A Metaphor For Teaching @teachthought #reflectiveteacher

Create a metaphor/simile/analogy that describes your teaching philosophy. For example, a “teacher is a ________…” This is a bit more challenging. A teacher is a rock in the rising current of stupidity trying to slow down the flow. A teacher is the catcher in the rye, keeping kids from falling off the edge. A teacher …

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Day 16: Superpower @teachthought #reflectiveteacher

Day 16: Superpower @teachthought #reflectiveteacher

This one is easy. If I had one superpower in the classroom it would be mind reading. I would be able to tell which students were actually paying attention and getting it… I could teach to their interests by knowing what those interests are. Of course, this power would come with the awfulness of constantly …

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Day 15: 3 strengths @teachthought #reflectiveteacher

Day 15: 3 strengths @teachthought #reflectiveteacher

I am way behind, so I’m blitzing to remain reflective. I read a story in the Atlantic about how American teachers spend way more hours teaching and grading than teachers in other countries. So we are frantic and burned out… 3 Strengths: 1. Passion for the subjects I teach. 2. Open to new ideas. 3. …

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Day 12: 5 Year Changes #reflectiveteaching @TeachThought

Day 12: 5 Year Changes #reflectiveteaching @TeachThought

How do you envision your teaching changing over the next five years? I like how this is asking about “my” teaching rather than teaching in general. I envision continuing my push for authentic assessment and getting kids to ENJOY learning. My biggest issue with education today is that we burn kids out. Students are stressed out …

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