The videos this week hit home for me. I enjoy telling stories just as much as I enjoy hearing them. I like telling a story and seeing people’s reactions, and I also like hearing my colleagues or my students share a story with me that they are excited about. Telling a story is an effective… Continue reading Promoting Alternative PL
I found Franklin Covey’s video to be extremely helpful in describing 4DX. His video made me feel like my innovation plan can be broken down into steps that will be manageable for me to implement. If I can break down my ideas into 1 or 2 major goals (LAG) and create smaller goals that I… Continue reading What’s the 411 on 4DX?
There aren’t many people that I have run into that like change - especially among my students. Change takes time, and work, and more understanding than what we are used to giving on a daily basis. Adults can tend to understand why change is necessary in most situations, mainly because we have more years of… Continue reading The Head Won’t Go Where the Heart Hasn’t Been
(image from mollyfletcher.com) Throughout the Creating Significant Environments graduate course, I have rediscovered the importance of doing just that - creating a significant learning environment. As teachers, we often hear that creating the right environment in your classroom will allow your students to feel welcome, comfortable, and safe. After reading about significant learning environments, I… Continue reading Creating Significant Learning Environments with Growth Mindset Learners
In a previous course, I had watched Carol Dweck explain the “power of yet” and the growth mindset. I was inspired then to incorporate this way of thinking into my personal life, as well as my professional life as a teacher. This is why I created a growth mindset plan to incorporate these ideas into… Continue reading Developing a Growth Mindset within my ePortfolio Innovation Plan
In order to get our students to develop a growth mindset, I think that teachers need to practice and model a growth mindset themselves. Now more than ever, it is important for teachers to “practice what they preach” with a growth mindset. So much emphasis has been placed on students’ grades, GPA’s, and college acceptances… Continue reading Power of a Growth Mindset
Often times throughout my life I have planned backwards. I wanted to make a large purchase so I determined the total cost and counted backwards to determine how much and for how long I would need to save. At school, I have time sensitive paperwork that needs to be completed and mailed to families, so… Continue reading Understanding by Design