Being human and classroom management

We are just about coming to the end of the classroom management section of my summer course (Teaching French as a 2nd Language). The more I learn about classroom management the more I realize that most of it is about being human and doing the right thing. Strategies that arose in relation to managing a… Continue reading Being human and classroom management

Cite, I say, Cite! Student engagement & improved learning

I was asked to find some sources to support this statement I made: Student engagement is primary. Of course it guarantees learning. Here are a few. I’m hoping you can add some more 🙂 Engagement Theories Theory of Engagement from the Schlechty Center for School Reform Student Engagement (powerpoint) by Amy Reschly, Ph.D. & James… Continue reading Cite, I say, Cite! Student engagement & improved learning

Pearls need discomfort, right?

“Those that have survived such perils of the sea as typhoons, suffocating red tides, and attacks from predators are brought ashore and opened. if everything has gone well, the result is a lovely, lustrous and very valuable pearl.” Click image for source. Yesterday after work I was typing up a commitment contract with our head… Continue reading Pearls need discomfort, right?

Being together

Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life. Isaac Bashevis Singer (via nezua) Yesterday I commented on Kelly Hines’ post Core Beliefs about my own core belief that learning happens in community. Today I found this beautiful sentence in  Michael Doyle’s post Puddles: When one wanders away from one’s usual world, it’s good to have company.… Continue reading Being together

Blooms Digital Taxonomy: My Thoughts

[cross-posted at 09/10 ~ Thinking Forward] Concept map for Bloom’s digital taxonomy. Developed by Andrew Churches of Kristin School in Albany Auckland, New Zealand. Click image for source. Hmmm… not too sure I like the title. I’d just call it revised again, or updated, or something along those lines. It is a taxonomy that is… Continue reading Blooms Digital Taxonomy: My Thoughts