Group activity

    • Luis Torres-Scott
      Luis Torres-Scott published a blog post Torres Proposal
      Luis A. Torres-Scott May 4, 2018 ED 631   Wrapping It Up-Proposal to Administrators of   High School for Youth and Community Development (YCD)     Dear Administrators of YCD,   I would...
      • Gerald Ardito
        Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Xin- Proposal
        Xin, You did a great job with this. This really jumped out at me: I have dedicated countless hours outside of work to research and study the topic of student engagement, student motivation, adolescent development, and learning theories. I...
        • Gerald Ardito
          Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Xin's weekly breadcrumbs (13)
          This is outstanding: At the start of the year, I would blame a bad lesson on the students and their lack of focus. When I have a bad lesson now, I look for areas of weakness and think of ways to improve the bad lesson.  
          • Gerald Ardito
            Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Final Project
            Vasilios, To be honest, when you first asked if you could construct the final project as a powerpoint, I had some reservations. But now having really reviewed it, I think it was the perfect way for you to organize your thinking and insights. I am...
            • Gerald Ardito
              Gerald Ardito commented on a page titled Usama Tahir-Portfolio ED-631
              Usama, I really love your focus on this process/course being a journey. In addition to the metaphor, it is clear that you have established yourself as a traveler on the way to being an extraordinary teacher. It is great to see how you have...
              • Gerald Ardito
                Gerald Ardito commented on the blog So Sorry
                Tatyana, It was really interesting to read these in one big chunk. I especially liked the annotations/comments you left for yourself.
                • Gerald Ardito
                  Gerald Ardito commented on the blog WrappingItUp-School Proposal
                  Sharjana, Your proposal was very thorough and thoughtful, and clearly integrated much of the work for this course. I was especially struck by this: As I went to observe different teachers at our school, I noticed that the more seasoned...
                  • Gerald Ardito
                    Gerald Ardito commented on a page titled ED 631- Putting It All Together Portfolio
                    Rachel,  You did a terrific job with this. I really liked how you raised some key points here and then linked to the full, breadcrumby discussions. I was particularly struck by this: Teaching is more psychological and anthropological...
                    • Gerald Ardito
                      Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Jonathan Lustberg-Portfolio ED-631
                      Jonathan, You have done a terrific job with this portfolio. More importantly, I am thrilled and gratified to know that you found this course to be valuable. You said: Finally, as the semester comes to a conclusion, I look back on how much...
                      • Gerald Ardito
                        Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Ashtyn Greenstein Final Project!
                        Ashtyn, I think it is terrific that  you wrote about your experiences in terms of doing research. I believe that this is a powerful teacher stance, and one that will have a great impact on your teaching and your students' learning. It...
                        • Ashtyn Greenstein
                          Ashtyn Greenstein published a blog post Ashtyn Greenstein Final Project!
                          Ashtyn Greenstein Educational Psychology Spring 2018 Final Project - Portfolio   This portfolio will act as a lens through my experience researching and applying my research in the areas of student engagement, motivation, adolescent...
                            • Gerald Ardito
                              Gerald Ardito

                              Ashtyn,

                              I think it is terrific that  you wrote about your experiences in terms of doing research. I believe that this is a powerful teacher stance, and one that will have a great impact on your teaching and your students' learning.

                              It is also great that you were able to document a connection between the types of activities you had your students perform as well as the types of interactions you probably ended up having with them and they problem ended up having with one another. This reminded me of the changes documented through various research studies on Self Determination Theory and SDT. You can find some education focused SDT research here. I hope you find it valuable. As you have been learning, very interesting and powerful things begin to happen when a learning environment values and promotes autonomy.

                              I very much look forward to seeing what happens next.

                               

                            • Gerald Ardito
                              Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Reid- Final Proposal
                              Joanmarie, I found myself inspired by the boldness and directness of your proposals. You have clearly internalized the core concepts of our course and connected them powerfully with your teaching practice and your commitment to shape a learning...
                              • Gerald Ardito
                                Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Rohan's Proposal
                                Andrew, I very much enjoyed reading your proposal. It clearly takes into account the various readings you have done for this course (and others) and integrates them with your teaching practice. They are bold and would likely make a difference to...
                                • Joanmarie Reid
                                  Joanmarie Reid published a blog post Reid- Final Proposal
                                  Joanmarie Reid Science Department, Living Environment   Dear ITAVA Administration,        This semester, in my Educational Psychology class, I explored the topics of learning styles, student development,...
                                    • Gerald Ardito
                                      Gerald Ardito

                                      Joanmarie,

                                      I found myself inspired by the boldness and directness of your proposals. You have clearly internalized the core concepts of our course and connected them powerfully with your teaching practice and your commitment to shape a learning environment that serves your students. 

                                      I hope you get a chance to share your proposal with your administrators. I will be very excited to hear what happens next.

                                       

                                    • Joanmarie Reid
                                      Joanmarie Reid published a blog post Breadcrumbs (12 + 13)
                                      12  Chapter 10 focuses on planning effective and relevant lessons through instructional objectives, prior knowledge, and other resources. Everyday I post my objectives with the aim so students are aware of what they should walk out of my...
                                      • Joanmarie Reid
                                        Joanmarie Reid published a blog post Breadcrumbs (11)
                                        In the past month, my school has focused the professional developments on questioning techniques. I was excited to improve my questioning, but I did not find this series very helpful. We worked in our departments to create a lesson that incorporates...
                                        • Joanmarie Reid
                                          Joanmarie Reid published a blog post Breadcrumbs (10)
                                          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...
                                          • Joanmarie Reid
                                            Joanmarie Reid published a blog post Breadcrumbs (9)
                                            Chapter 7 focuses on the classroom environment and culture. This chapter strongly suggests that establishing routines and a strong classroom culture will help to manage the classroom and prevent misbehaviors. Students should feel that they are...
                                            • Joanmarie Reid
                                              Joanmarie Reid published a blog post Breadcrumbs
                                              Week 8 In chapter 6, I was particularly drawn to the section that connected motivation and goals. Throughout high school, I was highly motivated by grades. I wanted the top grade on every assignment, and for the most part, I was surrounded by...
                                              • Vasilios Gavrielatos
                                                Vasilios Gavrielatos published a blog post Final Project
                                                  • Gerald Ardito
                                                    Gerald Ardito

                                                    Vasilios,

                                                    To be honest, when you first asked if you could construct the final project as a powerpoint, I had some reservations. But now having really reviewed it, I think it was the perfect way for you to organize your thinking and insights. I am glad you took this risk.

                                                    I found the presentation to be thoughtful and thorough. It is clear that you have integrated and internalized the key concepts and theories from this course. Also, now having worked with you for two semester, it also felt like a true expression of who you are as a teacher and what you value.

                                                    Thanks for doing such great work.

                                                ED 631 - Educational Psychology- Spring 2018

                                                ED 631 - Educational Psychology- Spring 2018

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