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March 23rd – Focus on Classrooom Management

Managing vs. Leading a Classroom
We started the afternoon by breaking into small groups and creating Classroom Management concept maps based on this week’s reading and personal experiences.  After each group completed a first draft, we went on a “Museum Walk” to view each other’s maps and provide feedback.  Each group then revised their original concept map based on ideas generated by viewing others.  Some of the common threads that resonated with all of us were (a) embedding humor and fun in the classroom and (b) encouraging student ownership of learning.   Clearly there are both traditional (behavior management) approaches and reform-based […]

By |March 28th, 2009|Resources|0 Comments

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December 1st Discussion: Personal Philosophy of Education & Action Research Presentations

NOTE TO WORDPRESS WIZARDS:  I have several images stored on my hard-drive that I would like to include in this post, but my ‘Add media’ button doesn’t appear to be working (even though it has worked in the past).  Chocolate treats await those who can help me solve this. Help!!
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We rang in December with a lively stations activity and discussion designed to help us articulate the tenets that ground our individual teaching practices.  Common threads from each station were compared to trends noted in the National Science Education Standards.  After a quick break, we were treated to a series of action research presentations.  The talents of four of […]

By |December 6th, 2008|Resources|1 Comment

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