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The Head Won’t Go Where the Heart Hasn’t Been

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

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Creating Significant Learning Environments with Growth Mindset Learners

(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

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Developing a Growth Mindset within my ePortfolio Innovation Plan

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

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Aligning Outcomes, Assessment, and Activities

Aligning outcomes, activities, and assessments are the most important parts that teachers need to consider when planning lessons. However, doing so in a time period where teachers are inundated with state assessment requirements and scores is not an easy task. Teachers will need to design their lessons with alignment in mind. By using Fink’s Self-Directed… Continue reading Aligning Outcomes, Assessment, and Activities