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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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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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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 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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Differentiation Reflection

Differentiation The teacher acquires and uses specific knowledge about students’ cultural, individual intellectual and social development and uses that knowledge to adjust their practice by employing strategies that advance student learning. Differentiation According to Larry Ainsworth, author of Rigorous Curriculum … Continue reading

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Reflection: Curriculem Design Course

Introduction I have been planning English Language Learner lessons over the last twelve years that I thought were strong considering I had no formal instruction. Throughout the course of this class, however, I discovered I have been leaving so much … Continue reading

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