Do you need a fresh perspective before beginning another semester of teaching under pandemic limitations? Let’s start by setting some goals.
Relevance & Respect
Making learning relevant goes deeper than choosing topics and staying up-to-date. Melissa shows us how.
Lost in Learning
How could our teaching approach affect learner motivation? Melissa talks about getting students lost in learning.
How do you hear?
Looking for wisdom from the Master Teacher, Melissa considers His Parable of the Sower. Or should it be called the Parable of the Soils…or even Ears?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?