Monthly Archives: March 2016

Bridging the Communication Gap Between Home and School

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. Introduction It is necessary for educators to bridge the gap between home … Continue reading

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edTPA Reflection Part 3

edTPA Reflection Part 3: Reflection  Professional practice 8.2 Growing and Developing Professionally Teacher welcomes feedback from colleagues when made by supervisors or when opportunities arise through professional collaboration.  Final Reflection: I felt like the most difficult part of the edTPA process … Continue reading

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edTPA Reflection Part 2

edTPA Reflection Part 2: Assessment Evaluation and Feedback  Assessment 6.3 Designing Student Assessments to inform planning Teacher plans to use assessment results to plan for future instructions for groups of students.  Assessment 6.4 Using Assessment to Provide Feedback to Students … Continue reading

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edTPA Reflection Part 1

edTPA Reflection Part 1: Content Knowledge and Assessments Content Knowledge 4.2: Setting Instructional Outcomes All the instructional outcomes are clear, written in the form of student learning. Most suggest viable methods of assessment.  Assessments 6.2: Designing Student Assessments With an … Continue reading

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Instructional Coaching Reflection

I have been working in a cross-cultural educational setting for the past 10 years. During those years I had very little access to professional development training or Western colleagues to share resources and ideas with. Working in this limited capacity … Continue reading

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Digital Citizenship in the Classroom

ISTE Standard 4: Digital Citizenship According to the website http://www.digitalcitizenship.net, digital citizenship can be defined as “the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use.” The moment one connects to the World Wide Web they become digital citizens; … Continue reading

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Online Educational Learning Communities

ISTE Standard 5: Evidence of Participation in an Online Educational Community Introduction Part of becoming an effective educator is learning how to collaborate with others in order to share ideas, gather new techniques and strategies as well as develop a … Continue reading

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