I thought today was a really useful class. I hope my perception was correct. The activity came to me while I was reading Meier last night. “Teachers need frequent and easy give and take with professionals from allied fields – that is one mark of a true professional. They need opportunities to speak and write publicly about their work, attend conferences, read professional journals, and discuss something besides what they’re going to do about Johnny on Monday. Their must be some kind of combinatino of discomfiture and support – focused always on what does and does not have an impact on children’s learning.” I thought you were ready to go to a deeper level of exposure about what each of you do, how you do it, and how it might be done differently…and even to advise each other in the process. I know the activity was a little tentative at first but then each group just seemed to take off as you shifted from worrying about whether you were doing the right thing to doing what you were deciding to do. Great energy and very productive performances. And I even got a chance to say once again that the cognitive style stuff cuts across the MI categories. I think sometimes it can be a better form of differentiation. I love the idea of having those Structurtopia cards hanging on a wall and kids occasionally being able to choose their task for the day based on the cards. Enough. Ch.
Comments for Friday’s class. (6/30/06)
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