This week was a very enlightening week. Bloom and I really got around to knowing each other. I had never met the man before. I have a BA in Spanish/English and an MA in TESOL. I was never really interested in teaching K-12 so I was not required to take any education classes. This was more than 20 years ago. Maybe things have changed now.
Well let's get back to this Bloom guy. He has this way of guiding teachers in developing lesson plans by creating a Taxonomy of assessment. I must say that theory is not my passion nor one of my strong points. I felt like I was on a blind date. When I first met him, I had no idea who he was. As we continued (my classmates at the University of Wisconsin Stout and I) I began to understand him a little bit better. The online comments and ideas were really helpful. I must admit I was a little leary about this Bloom person, but I think that we get along very well now. He is not an easy person to understand, but I know that with a little more time we will begin to understand each other more. I will depend on my classmates to keep me up to date with him and his theories.
Here is my take on Blooms Taxonomy of Assessment. This is an assignment that we completed for the class.
Please let me know what you think about Bloom. Is he an important part of your lesson planning?