Monthly Archives: February 2016

Digital Storytelling Project

To go directly to my Sway, please click here: Reese and Aunt Key.   Choosing a topic for my digital storytelling project was challenging. I wanted to find a topic that would tell my family a story about me. One of … Continue reading

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Digital Citizenship

Triggering Event Question: As a 3rd grade teacher, how can I demonstrate to my students an understanding of local and global societal issues and responsibilities that exhibit legal and ethical behavior in my professional practice while teaching in an evolving … Continue reading

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Building Positive Self-Esteem in Students

The research by psychologist Carl Rogers suggests what many teachers may already know—that good things happen when students’ feelings are responded to, when the students are regarded as worthwhile human beings, and when their teacher relates to them in a … Continue reading

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Non Directive Teaching

Empathetic listening is paying attention to another person with emotional identification, compassion, feeling, and insight. It is a way of listening and responding to another person that improves mutual understanding and trust. In the classroom, it is important for educators … Continue reading

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Citizenship and Moral Education

Thomas Lickona believes that character education and moral values first began to deteriorate during the 20th century, when people began to put more of an emphasis on personal rights and freedoms, rather than on core virtues and moral responsibility in … Continue reading

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Digital-Age Learning

Question: As a 3rd grade teacher, how can I demonstrate knowledge, skills, and work processes that represent an innovative education in a global and digital society? ISTE Standard 3: Model digital-age work and learning.   “Digital-Age Learning describes the shift … Continue reading

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How is Knowledge Socially Constructed?

Constructivism is a theory of learning that argues that humans generate knowledge and meaning from an interaction between their experiences and their ideas. In other words, it is a theory of learning asserting that knowledge is not passively received (i.e. … Continue reading

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