Friday, November 30, 2012
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Our second collaborative goal is to balance our voices with the voices of the students. This becomes an individual goal, however, because Courtney and I had opposite struggles with voice in our high school experiences. While she has mentioned that she needs to give more wait time, I know that I need to do a better job responding to students’ answers. I need to practice validating, challenging, and adding onto student contributions.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
This blog entry has been difficult to write because I want to frame my disappointment in a productive way, rather than just complain. I don’t want to make assumptions and I don’t want to be a victim.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Though most of what I describe in my previous post, “They Shared! Now What?” emerges from both our observed lesson and the rest of our experience with Creative Writing, there’s more from Observation Day (yes, capital “O” and capital “D”) that I’d like to share . . .
Rather, practice with frequent and immediate reflection makes long-term reflection more meaningful.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
I’m sure some might answer my uncertainty with that dusty phrase, “Don’t smile until December,” but for me, it just doesn’t seem that simple.