Week 13 Reflection

What is my Philosophy of Adaptation? It was interesting to read other people's thoughts on their philosophy.  I like Jim's concise phrases that would describe his philosophy, "Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome".   I feel the same way, but in a more blunt fashion, "Adapt, or Die." Like I stated in my blog, my communication is … Continue reading Week 13 Reflection

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Week 12: What evidence am I collecting for my final project – and for what purpose?

When I first developed this unit, I made the mistake of administering a pre-made test developed by the textbook company that can be used to assess students on their prior knowledge of the standards I am focusing on (pre-test).  Unfortunately, after careful review of the questions in this test, it didn't quite cover all the … Continue reading Week 12: What evidence am I collecting for my final project – and for what purpose?

Week 12: Consider your own context within your school and with your mentee. How can understanding of controlled disruption and coherence making impact your leadership of peers at this time, and at this level ?

Controlled disruption? Coherence making?  I didn't know how to address this week's essential question, but after our Twitter session, and further reading, these phrases have  become a little more understandable.  Fullan states "Productive disturbance is likely to happen when it is guided by moral purpose" (2001)  I think we need to think of this controlled … Continue reading Week 12: Consider your own context within your school and with your mentee. How can understanding of controlled disruption and coherence making impact your leadership of peers at this time, and at this level ?

Week 11: What are my challenges and successes in implementing my unit?

It is Friday evening, and it was the fourth day of my linear regression unit.  In a nutshell, it was a great week.  We are about half way into the unit and the students are learning quite a bit about scatter plots, association, and how to calculate correlation of two variables.  First off, I actually … Continue reading Week 11: What are my challenges and successes in implementing my unit?

Week 11: What is the role of knowledge creation and sharing in a healthy educational organization?

Fullan states in chapter 5 of his book Leading in a Culture of Change, "If you remember one thing about information, it is that it only becomes valuable in a social context." (2001). We just had a nice Twitter session about this concept and it was the consensus of the group that information should be … Continue reading Week 11: What is the role of knowledge creation and sharing in a healthy educational organization?