May 2018

    • Arlene Fairweather

      Student Engagement 2

      By Arlene Fairweather
        Forms of Thinking 2 Chapter 9 describes creativity as “ the ability to make or do something new that is also useful or valued by others (Gardner, 1993). The “something” can be an object (like an essay or painting),...
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        Student Motivation 2

        By Arlene Fairweather
          A key strategy of classroom management mentioned by the text is that misbehaviors can be avoided by the pacing and structuring of the lessons.  The level of difficulty of the work must be appropriate for the students to be...
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          Student Motivation 1

          By Arlene Fairweather
            Student Motivation 1 Classroom management When addressing the issue of classroom management the text states “The easiest management problems to solve are ones that do not happen in the first place! Even before the school...
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            Student Development 2

            By Arlene Fairweather
              Student Development 2 As I reflect on student development I am focused on how I can use my knowledge of development to inform my teaching strategies and designing my classroom environment.  However, I came across a pamphlet...
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              Student Development

              By Arlene Fairweather
              Student Development 1 There is no question that our students are experiencing development in a way that can only be paralleled to their early years of infancy.  As described in the text, during the teenage years they are developing...
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                Learning Theory 2

                By Arlene Fairweather
                Learning Theories 2   As a new teacher you hear a lot about different types of teaching philosophies.  My experience as a student is that the teacher stands in front of the classroom and talks,  you take notes and then...