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
This week I will try to compile my philosophy of adaptation, which is really a fancy way of stating how I will adapt to change as a teacher, leader, and how to assist students in adapting to change. There is continuous talk about how our education system is in need of change, or an overhaul. … Continue reading Week 13: What is my Philosophy of Adaptation?
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 ? There is no qualms about the existence of disruption and coherence making in education today, even on a daily basis. I think … Continue reading Week 12 Reflection
What evidence am I collecting for my final project – and for what purpose? After reading Jim's blog about this weeks collection of evidence, we seem to have common views concerning formative assessments and how we seem to "catalog" in our minds each student's strengths and weaknesses related to math ability. It doesn't take much … Continue reading Week 12 Reflection
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?
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 ?
What are my challenges and successes in implementing my unit? I don't know quite what to report in this reflection that I didn't say in my original blog posting. It seems that I would repeat most of it. I read others blogs about their progress and they seem to have some successes and challenges. I … Continue reading Week 11 Reflection
What is the role of knowledge creation and sharing in a healthy educational organization? It was interesting to read Jule's blog where she stated that she looks to veteran teachers and don't want to share. I know that I made a sarcastic comment (I really hope people realized it was meant to be sarcastic!) in … Continue reading Week 11 Reflection
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?
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?