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Education Past and Present

The following two essays summarize some of the key elements of the information I learned from the course American Education: Past and Present. I cite expert opinion, research findings, lecture notes and my own investigatory opinion while answering the following … Continue reading

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Educating Exceptional Students

2. Instruction – The teacher uses research-based instructional practices to meet the needs of all students. 3. Differentiation – The teacher acquires and uses specific knowledge about students’ cultural, individual intellectual and social development and uses that knowledge to adjust … Continue reading

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Building a Teaching Community

Why is it important to observe or build community? Professional Practice – The teacher participates collaboratively in the educational community to improve instruction, advance the knowledge and practice of teaching as a profession, and ultimately impact student learning. “Time spent … Continue reading

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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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