Interested in teaching your students about the environment? Do you want to simulate deeper thinking about social justice issues? Do you want to learn how to actively engage a wider range of people in group reflections? This is the exercise for you!
RubbertownDocumentary Group Reflection Guidelines
Watch the documentary Rubbertown directed by Remington…
Although I had looked at AUPs in the past, I didn’t fully realize the thought and consideration that goes into creating these documents. Before, it was clear that the AUP was meant to establish guidelines for technology use that would protect students, technology, and the District. I also knew that this document’s purpose was to bridge communication between home and school and as an agreement by students and parents.
Jeremy Harmer made a comment in defense of big publishers the other day. He said, "the cost of producing a book is horrendous these days, the investment staggeringly high."
I took that as a challenge so within 8 hours I CREATED and PUBLISHED a book. Not some frothy, blablabla book but something substantial and which practicing teachers or teacher training programs can use.… Continue
Added by ddeubel on August 16, 2010 at 7:33pm —
My class went to Gedi ruins , Malindi, Kenya. Unfortunately due to forseen circunstances I could not make it. I had the great opportunity of going through my students' journals. Wow! Those kids wrote such interesting pieces. The information was detailed and their illustrations were so cute!
I will urge them to share their work on this blog if possible!
For some time now I've been reflecting on my identity. One's identity is formed through interactions between one's nature, roles and environments. In other words, it's rather complicated, and simplifying it in order to make it manageable is a formidable task indeed. The image you see here is my latest attempt to accomplish this task. The image consists of 3 major L-shaped brush strokes. They represent three words describing my approach to life: Loving, Laughing and Learning. The… Continue