David Evans

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Mobile phone: 203-952-5427

About me

I am thrilled to be working with a great group of (younger) Fellows and learning new technology as I embark on the Pace journey. 

I am a native Hoosier, and worked in NYC as a talent agent for many years before transitioning to education as a paraprofessional in Fairfield County, CT, where I currently reside. 

I look forward to to working and learning from you all!

David Evans

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        Dr. Ardito: Attached is my final version in pdf format.  Thank you for your comments on the draft. Best, David Evans
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          David Evans commented on a bookmark Addicted to learning or addicted to grades?
          Agreed, the educational system is definitely moving toward more cooperative learning.  I was talking to a 24 year old medical student at Boston University yesterday, and she expressed relief that they had moved to a Pass-Fail system, and that...
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            David Evans commented on a bookmark Addicted to learning or addicted to grades?
            Dr. Ardito: Very interesting take on motivation learning we did earlier this fall, and the human quest for being noticed and approved of in the digital world. The skeptic in me (on my shoulder?) keeps saying that learning for learning's sake,...
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              David Evans published a blog post Reflections on Chapter 9, Complex Thinking in the group EDG 606 Fall 2017
              Reflection on Complex Thinking, Chapter 9 This was interesting reading for me, as a new teacher in a special education setting. Why? It provides new insights on types of thinking, and methods of developing these different types of thinking, in...
                • Gerald Ardito
                  Gerald Ardito

                  David,

                  You have done a terrific job with this reading response.

                  I was very struck by this:

                  How? By using a familiar story that is a part of their experience: we compare and contrast these concepts with Batman (hero), the Joker or Riddler (villain). 

                  I was in a workshop yesterday run by a teacher who uses a graphing technique with her self-contained autistic students to demonstrate character development. You might find that useful as well.

                   

                • David Evans
                  Jacqueline: Thank you for articulating so clearly many of the same issues I am experiencing as a novice as well.  Indeed, figuring out rigorous and differentiated quizzes, particularly for those with significant behavior and cognitive...
                  • David Evans
                    David Evans commented on the blog Classroom Management Review
                    Nicole, this is an excellent summary of the readings.  These are well articulated ideals to strive for, and for me, it is good to have these "in your hip pocket" when unpredictable challenges do come up and magnify why having set...
                    • David Evans
                      Reflections on Chapter 7:  Classroom Management and the Learning Environment This chapter provided important information in a concise fashion that covers most aspects of successful class management, including physical layout of desks and...
                        • Gerald Ardito
                          Gerald Ardito

                          David,

                          You have done a thorough and thoughtful job summarizing and synthesizing this material.

                          I really appreciate how you have tried to map it to your current classroom setting.

                          One of the challenges we face as teachers is the tension between an institutional structure towards norms and conformity and our understanding that learning is an intensely individual phenomenon.

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                          David Evans commented on the blog Reflections on Motivation,
                          Dr. Ardito: In answer to your question, our expectations for students dealing with understanding their own capabilities and limitations are different for each situation.  The example I cited above from the Education Psychology reading was...