As this semester comes to a close, I reflect back to the first days of this class where we were faced with the now simple task of using google tour builder to share about ourselves. Since then, I have learned so much about what “Computers in Education” truly means. One of my largest takeaways from this… Read More final post
Reading The Innovators Mindset and listening to the IMMOOC conversations really changed my views of teaching. Honestly, while reading the book, there were times where I thought to myself, “well I’m doing that wrong” which made me feel as though I were failing as a teacher. But I guess that’s what learning is all about,… Read More #IMMOOC week 5
“Leadership is not a title or position, it is an action and example.” This was a quote given to me during college leadership training. It was my senior year and I was serving as the president for the Hawaii club, which had around 100 members. I sat at this training along with my Vice President… Read More #IMMOOC week 4
“Don’t ask for permission, ask for forgiveness.” This was the response a colleague of mine gave me during my first year of teaching when I had asked her about what some of the “rules” were when creating or implementing certain lessons. As soon I read the part in The Innovator’s Mindset and listened to the conversation… Read More #IMMOOC week 3
Call it good timing, but it just happens that at our faculty meeting this past week, we watched Simon Sinek’s TED talk about the importance of “why.” When I saw it in chapter 1 of The Innovators Mindset, it was another way for me to connect what is going on in my classroom to what we are discussing… Read More #immooc week 2
I work at a school where fortunately, we have lots of access to technology. As I read tweets and blogs from my classmates, there is one statement that I seem to see over and over, technology provides us with the opportunity to enhance and accelerate learning. However, from our last class I learned that technology… Read More technology and learning
““Change is an opportunity to do something amazing.” One big change that our school went through this year was moving from being department focused to being team focused. Since our school is relatively new, the faculty was meeting in departments to work on content and curriculum. Through an administrative decision, the school moved to being… Read More #IMMOOC (week 1)
In my last post I talked about two of my learning experiences. One poor and one significant but both coming from the same “event.” Because of the struggle I had, I made sure to especially pay attention to the ELL students in my class to make sure they were feeling included. I wanted them to… Read More learning experiences pt2.
When asked to think about a significant learning experience I immediately think back to my time abroad. I spent the summer between by sophomore and junior year of college studying abroad in South Korea with one of my friends. I went there speaking no Korean at all, but felt confident I could succeed in classes… Read More learning experiences.
This summer, I was fortunate enough to travel with a group of other teachers from my school to attend a conference focusing on differentiation in the classroom. One of the presenters we had the option of listening to was Rick Wormeli. Although I did not attend this particular session on redo’s and retakes, the teachers… Read More redo’s and retakes?