RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Marlee Wright
Learning
Sun Dec 11, 2011 21:41
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I would have to say "Ditto!" to what Ruth Ann said about feeling empowered as a teacher. I like the idea of taking ownership of our practices again, in a time when, too often, we are given a "program" and told that it has the answers, and that we should follow it with fidelity. I have taught school for a long time, and I have not seen any reading series that has all of the answers for all children. Through our research project we addressed a situation we saw in our own classroom and saw that we can positively impact our students, despite the many requirements imposed by school systems and the state curriculum.

  • I've Learned... - Ruth Ann Timmons, Sun Dec 11 13:05
    Reading Stremmel's 2007 article helps me feel empowered again as a teacher. For the past few years, it has seemed as though we can do nothing right in the eyes of those outside the classroom- media... more
    • Learning - Marlee Wright, Sun Dec 11 21:41
    • RE: Ruth Ann - Nakita Carson, Sun Dec 11 15:56
      Very well said Ruth Ann and I agree completely! Too many people who have nothing to do with the day to day of education are too busy making the decisions. We as teachers must have a stronger voice in ... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011