Master Teaching

a blog for teachers who follow the Master Teacher

Ownership of Teaching

As our conversation about learner ownership comes to a close, we have some questions for you. In particular, how do you take ownership of your teaching?

November 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Who owns classroom conversations?

This week we look at learner ownership in our classroom conversations. Refining our use of questions might encourage learners to take more ownership.

October 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Stifling Ownership

Melissa starts our new series with a bit of humor. Then, over the next few weeks, we’ll consider learner ownership from different perspectives, including the Master Teacher’s.

October 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Involve me, and I understand

We’re starting a new series today focused on designing and implementing activities. Melissa starts us off with some comparisons between involvement, engagement, and empowerment.

March 28, 2018 · 2 Comments

Collaborating toward Growth

It’s week 7, and we’re exploring ways to collaborate with colleagues toward growth as a teacher. It’s our final step toward professional development…in this cycle, but the journey is ongoing.

November 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Inviting Feedback

It’s week 6, and we’re talking about feedback. Specifically, we’re talking about you inviting your mentor to give you feedback and showing how both of you can overcome any affective concerns.

October 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Questioning for Reflection

This week we’re taking step 5. What questions would support your professional development? Which ones would encourage collaboration between you and your mentor? How could you answer them reflectively and with critical self-awareness?

October 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Contextualizing the Journey

During week 4, we’re looking at the contexts within which you teach. You and your mentor will consider how culture, society, education systems, and individual differences influence your classroom context. How do they also shape your steps toward professional development?

October 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

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