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December 8, 2014 / tekonmymind

Online book club for Reinventing Writing

How can an online book club be organized!

First meeting introductions all around. Short video or audio.

Goal of participants. Goals of facilitators.

Putting the ideas into practice. One idea at a time

July 8, 2014 / tekonmymind

Promising Practice # 10 Anti-bias, equity, and justice form the foundation of our teaching.

 

This “promising practice” can help develop a deep sense of place in students by respecting the distinct cultural and familial background of each child so that the child can see a reflection of themselves in the classroom and in the school culture. The creative activities of the students should be informed by their experiences and backgrounds. The student’s work is displayed and celebrated as uniquely theirs and acknowledged for its contribution to the wider community. 

 

I think this “promising practice” raised more questions for me than I have had time to contemplate.

 

Do I come to teaching from a place where I am respectful of each child’s unique gifts and experiences?  How can I change my classroom practice to help each child to “reach their full potential”?   What tools, in my case technology and media tools, can I use to create a more equitable environment for each and every student?  

I do have a mental checklist for choosing websites that reflect a diverse world.  I would like to be more deliberate in my choices to reflect not only our student body, but also the world community.  I would like to also investigate my power and privilege. What does that mean?  I grew up what I felt was privileged, but I never felt particularly powerful.  This mindset is probably detrimental to my students because I need to help them be agents of change. While our school has a strong culture of social justice, how can I expand on that in my classroom?  

 

July 26, 2011 / tekonmymind

Your Kids Will Love This Dog

RASCAL: 7 years old, neutered male, yellow Lab, 75 lbs.

Rascal was “surrendered” to us by his owner, who had lost his home to foreclosure. He’s great with other dogs, and he loves people, going for walks, running, and playing Frisbee. He’s good with children and enjoys riding in the car. He has a cute habit of standing on his haunches and gently giving you his front paws. Rascal shouldn’t go to a home with cats, because he tends to chase them.

Our vet has taken care of all Rascal’s vaccinations, removed his dewclaws, and microchipped him. He’d make a wonderful family dog.

If you’re interested in Rascal, please call Donna at Pets to Go—(555) 555-5555.

July 26, 2011 / tekonmymind

Your Kids Will Love This Dog

RASCAL: 7 years old, neutered male, yellow Lab, 75 lbs.

Rascal was “surrendered” to us by his owner, who had lost his home to foreclosure. He’s great with other dogs, and he loves people, going for walks, running, and playing Frisbee. He’s good with children and enjoys riding in the car. He has a cute habit of standing on his haunches and gently giving you his front paws. Rascal shouldn’t go to a home with cats, because he tends to chase them.

Our vet has taken care of all Rascal’s vaccinations, removed his dewclaws, and microchipped him. He’d make a wonderful family dog.

If you’re interested in Rascal, please call Donna at Pets to Go—(555) 555-5555.

June 12, 2010 / tekonmymind

Smartboard Resources

I will be using this blog to collect resources for teaching with technology at the elementary school level.

TEQ’s Educator Resource Page is where I will start.

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