Category Archives: H5

December 14: Dyslexia in the Classroom

Knowledge of dyslexia will make me a better teacher. As a teacher candidate pursuing history and English language arts endorsements, reading comprehension and writing will be very central to my subjects. Knowing that dyslexia cannot be treated, but not cured … Continue reading

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November 23: I Can Teach

Black and white photos of Seattle in the early 1900’s were projected on the screen as Dr. Nelson (2014) shared his research on the growth of schools in Seattle. Pictures of Franklin High School, Queen Anne High School and Holy … Continue reading

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November 16: All Things Considered

Investing in our young people is the most important thing we can do (Scheuerman, 2014). The introduction and discussion of Horace Mann’s contributions to the foundations of our educational system brought out that key theme of investment in our youth: … Continue reading

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November 9: Search for Meaning

One name that continues to come up in the foundations course is Hannah Arendt. The opening quote that was shared in the very first session of the course was one of Arendt that states “The whole dimension of the past … Continue reading

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November 2: The Key Idea

Arthur Ellis explains that an educator’s philosophic position on education and schooling stems from their own philosophy of life which is developed over time due to a variety of sources: people, school and environment being the most identifiable sources. As … Continue reading

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October 26: Learning Illustrated

Even with the prescribed structure of school (school bells ringing to direct students from class to class, the restrictions of 7 period school days, the disconnect from subject to subject, common cores standards and pressure for high test scores) schools … Continue reading

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October 12: Clear and Unclear Windows

It is very clear that beyond having a passion for teaching and working with students in individual areas of expertise, it is essential for educators to have at the forefront of their minds the responsibility they have of preparing students to … Continue reading

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