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May 23: Questioning and Discussion Techniques

2.1 Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques. This component of program standard 2, Instruction, highlights the importance of the teacher utilizing a variety of questioning strategies and discussion methods to engage students in learning. Conversations are an imperative part of learning … Continue reading

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May 19: 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 the family concerns. This component of standard 7 Families and Community emphasizes the importance of culturally appropriate communication … Continue reading

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May 18: Non-instructional Duties

Efficient systems for performing non-instructional duties are in place, resulting in minimal loss of instructional time. This component of standard 5 learning environment expresses the importance of developing and teaching classroom procedures to maximize time for learning tasks. Just as … Continue reading

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April 27: Formative Assessment

6.2 Designing Student Assessments with an Emphasis on Formative Assessment. This standard emphasizes the importance of scaffolding assessments throughout a unit in order to collect data and improve student learning. The use of formative assessments is critical to the learning … Continue reading

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March 20: EDU 6361 Permeable Textual Discussion

Writing a lesson plan suited for discussion within the context of a research unit was challenging, but I think I found a way to have students discuss the research process in a meaningful and beneficial way. My students will be … Continue reading

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March 7: EDU 6361 Grammar Lesson Plan

This lesson is an attempt to connect grammar instruction to the everyday instruction of the classroom. This grammar lesson, which focuses on compound sentences with explanatory statements, is how I would envision teaching students the specific sentence pattern in the … Continue reading

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February 22: EDU 6361 Unit Lesson Planning

To borrow from Smagorinsky, getting down and dirty with lesson planning (p.184). See my 6 week research unit, day-by-day by clicking the link below. English 12 Research Unit Daily Lesson Plans Smagorinsky, P. (2008). Teaching english by design: how to … Continue reading

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