Reviewing Your Work (so far)

I have been reading your work for the course so far on Pace Commons.

Much of this work was terrific, some could be better, and some is missing.

I was particularly interested in the degree to which you have sought to look at what you are learning through the lens of your teaching practice.

My suggestion for the rest of the course is to challenge yourselves to go deeper with the material. Here are some ideas:

1. Connect with others in the course. If you look, many of you are dealing with similar issues and challenges in your classrooms. Extending your network is a great practice.

2. Go beyond the textbook. Many of you have been intrigued by the areas of engagement and motivation.I strongly suggest looking at the some of the primary literature, especially that from Sinatra and the field of Self Determination Theory (SDT). I have identified some primary research that you will likely find interesting. Check it out.

3. Be careful of confirmation bias. "Confirmation bias, also called confirmatory bias or myside bias, is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms one's preexisting beliefs or hypotheses."  Challenge your assumptions about how children behave and learn.

4. Self Assess. Here is a rubric you can use to self-assess your work for the course so far.


It should allow you to give yourself some useful feedback.

I very much look forward to seeing what happens next.

ED 631 - Educational Psychology- Spring 2018

ED 631 - Educational Psychology- Spring 2018

Here is our online home for ED 631 for Spring 2018.

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