"I think that for those people who are familiar with Covey, would agree that this book makes sense. Positive thinking is the power of much more. Sometimes all it takes is having a positive attitude to begin "change".. Change is a constant…"
"I essentially had three groups. However, based on the list you gave me I made 2 games. The first game is from the Letter Name Section called Gruff Drops Troll. I did it just like the book and made the gameboard using a file folder and the word cards…"
"Thanks for that perspective on it. The article makes sense when it comes to getting kids interested and I think a district like Somers Point will definitely benefit from programs like this. Especially when we find what EMPOWERS their self worth…"
"We are actually in the process of applying for this grant. Often money from the federal government comes with very strict rules for how the moneys can be spent. I think this is done for a few reasons 1) to ensure the money is used for research based…"
I just read an article by Susan B. Neuman in the in the April 2010 Educational Leadership Magazine titled above. I had to laugh b/c we can barely get what we need in NJ during the day to find funding opportunitities to provide after school enrichment for our kids. Neuman says that "After school programs are more than just safety nets. They promote positive development and expand children's goals for school and beyond."This is where we might truly engage students to find interests and solve…See More
"Giving useful feedback is an area where I could use some further refinement. In my early 20s, when I was doing the coursework for my counseling degree, I discovered that I was far too directive to be a truly effective counselor. As a teacher, I…"
""Be a guide, not an evaluator," to promote learning instead of performance. Love that. We do need to help the students get better at learning, and using their failures as feedback they can use when we reassess. Since the feedback will help…"
"I feel we are giving our students feeback all day long, during math, guided reading, or writer's workshop. For me, I have seen the most success during writer's workshop. When I sit down to conference with a student, I always have a goal…"
"One of the key points the author discussed in this chapter was the use of formative assessments how important they are in providing immediate feedback to both teacher and students on their progress toward learning goals. I have been using more…"
"Another thought on Chapter 4...I think our district is doing a very good job in keeping our learning expectations high and creating ways for our staff and families to achieve our goals. In the classroom, we are all challenged daily to be proactive…"
Chapter 5 is all about feedback! Feedback to the students to improve their learning. What kind of feedback do you give? Is it higher level feedback that will prompt the student to improve? I would like to believe that the feedback I give is powerful, but I am wondering if this is true. One way that we as teachers can try to improve this is to observe each other. We also need to be open to constructive criticism... this can be challenging from our peers. How do you evaluate yourself? I would…See More
"Progress to me is realizing a child gets it. Tests are some proof, but working in class and knowing the student understands a new concept is satisfying and maybe some part of our grades could be more subjective.
Veteran teachers, especially those…"
"I liked this chapter a lot, and I agree that we're on the right path as a district. Jackson's suggestion about anticipating confusion and planning accordingly is something I have seen many teachers do over the years. Her example of showing…"
"I think everything is a process, and we are definitely headed in the right direction. Jackson's idea about setting up interventions as a safety net for students is an excellent idea, and makes such sense. Yet, Nicole has a point about the…"
"I do think we are making progress. The afterschool workshops have helped me with my teaching. The intervention plans set in place are making a difference with our students. I have seen improvement in my students who are in the Fundations program and…"