This post is the first in two part series of posts on some ideas I have been exploring over the past year in a half through in my Graduate Program. These ideas originate from a project I completed, Multimedia Literacy in the Elementary Language Arts Classroom: A RESOURCE FOR EDUCATORS. So often I hear people talking about… Read More Why Multimedia Literacy? Pt. 1
This summer I took a class on Integration of Emerging Technologies. For our final project, “Vision of the Future”, I reflected on the things I have been learning this past year and what I would want my classroom to look like in the future. I have been eager to learn all I can about how… Read More Vision of My Future Classroom
This post was part of my final assignment for a class I took through the Mahatma Gandhi 2014 Summer Institute: Building Peaceful Communities, EDES 501 Toward a Curriculum of Community. This was one of the most amazing classes I have taken and was a life changing experience for me. I created the project as an ABC… Read More Creating a Community Classroom Environment
To build a community, you need to build relationships, to build relationships you need trust. I have been thinking more consciously about building trust lately. One of my most challenging tasks as a classroom teacher is earning the trust of my new students at the beginning of the school year. Some students are easy to win… Read More Trust is Not Always an Easy Thing to Earn
The other day, I overheard someone say, “Here is another new thing they want us to try.” This is not something new, I have heard this comment made many a time during staff meetings and PD days. It made me think is Universal Design for Learning (UDL) just another new thing that we are making people do?… Read More Is UDL Just Another “Fad” In Education?