Category Archives: 7 Families and Community

Communicating with Families

Program standard 7.1 Communicating with Families: Teacher communicates with families about students’ progress on a regular basis, respecting cultural norms, and is available as needed to respond to family concerns. To me, this standard explains the importance of talking to … 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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Reflection 3: Special Education

Professional Issues: Special Education   I have been teaching for five years. During my third year of teaching, I had a particularly challenging class at the public charter school in which I worked. I had a number of new students … 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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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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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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