ED631 Introduction & Plan

Hello Everyone,


My name is Luis and I teach Living Environment and Global Warming at the High School for Youth and Community Development at Erasmus Hall Campus in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Luckily for me I have the pleasure of working at the high school that I attended as a teenager ages ago. The benefit of working at my school, is that some of my current colleagues were at one my Teachers, Principle, Coach and Guidance Counselors. In this situation, the draw-back for me is that I am now the Science Teacher to a set of students who once were just at one point the siblings to my childhood friends, the best friends of my younger brother who still attends the school and young men who I coached and trained in little league football. Although this may not seem like a “bad” situation to others because it provides my students and I a sense of familiarity. I can honestly say that it also allows space for my students to feel very “too” comfortable with me. This situation has allows me to connect with my students on a very different level from most teachers and at times serve as their ambassador  or middle-man between them and other teacher and students. Recently, this has had a negative impact on the classroom culture and management I had instilled at the beginning of the year. This being said, I love waking up in the morning to work and interact with my students. Everyday provides me with a new and exciting experience that keeps me motivated to go back the following day!!


This semester is going to very interesting for me to conduct this experiment and taking my first ever online class. I am not sure if I am in favor of solely working and interacting with others remotely from home over a Computer screen, but I will try to make the best of it.


My goal for this class and this experiment is to share my good, amazing, bad and ugly experiences with everyone. To be able to use your ideas, recommendations, and the concepts we’ll be learning in Educational Psychology to recreate a well structured safe classroom setting that emphasizes student learn, understanding and growth.


My approach to this course is as follows:

  • Student Development (Chapter 3)
  • Students with special educational needs (Chapter 5)
  • Student Motivation (Chapter 6)
  • Classroom Management and The Learning Environment (Chapter 7)
  • Nature of Classroom Communication (Chapter 8)
  • Facilitating Complex Thinking (Chapter 9)

Note: The sequence of this experiment is subject to change based on the discoveries of the experiment. Please provide any and all feedback you believe will help guide me in the experience.

ED 631 - Educational Psychology- Spring 2018

ED 631 - Educational Psychology- Spring 2018

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