Category Archives: P1

EDU 6150: Practicing Intentional Inquiry and Planning for Instruction

PI – Practice intentional inquiry and planning instruction This program standard is twofold: it develops the teacher candidate’s skills for planning effective standards-based curriculum according to the principles of effective planning, instruction, assessment, and reflection and personalizing this same curriculum … Continue reading

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May 10: Inclusion

For the last 5 years I have been fortunate to work in a school with an integrated special education program which is affectionately known to our community as Options. The Options program is a small community within our high school … 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 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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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 19: I Learned About Intentional Moral Education

Having no real experience with public education due to only being educated in private religiously affiliated schools, it is refreshing to discover that nationwide there are ideals agreed upon to be central to the job of educators and the lives … 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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Characteristics of an Effective Educator

As a student and an educator, I have come to find that no matter what the personality or style of an educator may be, there are several distinct characteristics that make them effective educators. The first characteristic that comes to … Continue reading

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