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I particularly liked the Franklin Delano Roosevelt quote in the beginning of the chapter. It emphasizes the need to be direct, explicit, honest, and brief in communication. During summer training, I struggled with communicating tasks and expectations to students. I must be explicit in what I expect so student know what I am looking for, yet concise in my delivery so students do not drift off and become distracted. I still struggle with this, but I often use visuals and checklists to keep my talk time down and my expectations clear.

In the beginning of the year, I resorted to lecture style to communicate the content to my students. It how I was taught when I was in school, therefore it was easy to fall back on. Group work is daunting since there are so many moving parts so I do not feel fully in control of the class. Lectures seemed more practical since I can tell what everyone was doing at all times. I would place a question here or there to break up my talking, but overall the students were bored. I was bored. They were not learning, which ultimately reflected in their assessments. My Pace mentor gave me some tools such as a group work rubrics and assigned roles to students start discussions and help keep students accountable and on-task. Now, I often use group discussions in order to foster peer-to-peer communication and learning. I believe that discussion is a great medium for content to be absorbed, molded, and applied with peers.

ED 631 - Educational Psychology- Spring 2018

ED 631 - Educational Psychology- Spring 2018

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