Category Archives: 5 Learning Environment

Course Reflection: EDU 6942

For this course reflection, I decided to connect program standard 5, which focuses on the learning environment, to how teachers get ready for the first day of school, which was the topic for Module 2. Program Standard 5 states: “The … Continue reading

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Artifact Summary: EDSP 6644

  This year, I will be embarking on my sixth year of teaching elementary school. Last year, I had one student previously diagnosed with dyslexia, and one student during the school year whom I identified as having a learning difficulty. … Continue reading

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Professional Issues Paper

No Child Left Behind and the Impact of Testing in the Classroom Karin S. Thompson Seattle Pacific University   No Child Left Behind and the Impact of Testing in the Classroom For more than a decade, the establishment of No … Continue reading

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Professional Issues: Reflection 2

EDU 6989 Session 2 Reflection: Character, Moral, and Religious Education One focus of this week’s session was the topic of character, moral, and religious education, and specifically whether or not it should be part of the school curriculum. Several decades … Continue reading

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Digital Citizenship Glog Poster

ISTE Standard 4: Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility. To create my digital citizenship poster, I first needed to find out what issues are most pressing for my students. In the classroom, we don’t use the Internet much except … Continue reading

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ISTE Standard 5-Model Lifelong Learning

Cognitive scientists Henry L. Roediger III and Mark A. McDaniel, along with Peter C. Brown, present evidence in their book Make It Stick that we are all lifelong learners. This is true even as teachers and learners of technology. In … Continue reading

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Survey of Instructional Strategies: Meta-reflection

  Throughout the quarter, I have been challenged to consider my own teaching style and how I can modify and improve my instructional strategies to enhance the learning of my students. I have focused on the research of Bruce Joyce, … 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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