RE 5040 Fall 2011
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whitney fisher
Re: What I learned
Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:43
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I totally agree with your comments! Teachers are with their students day in and day out for seven hours a day. Teachers know their students best- what makes them tick and what difficulties they are facing. Even though the programs that other people have created are helpful and sometimes work- you, the teacher, can figure out what might work with your particular group of students. Like you, I hope to continue doing teacher inquiry in the future because the interventions have the ability to have a huge impact on the students. I am sure that your grade level will learn a lot from your inquiry and then maybe they can join in with you! You said that you entered the profession to "be the change" and I think that's amazing. Remember that you have the ability, tools, and the heart to change students' lives :)

  • What I learned - Rachel Hicks, Mon Dec 12 07:17
    After reading Stremmel (2007), I can honestly say that I feel more aware about my role as a teacher researcher. Like, Ayers (1993) has stated that teachers need to be part detective, searching for... more
    • Re: What I learned - Nakita Carson, Tue Dec 13 19:29
      Rachel I agree 1000% on education being too political and teachers having lost control! Ever year at this time I look back at all the wonderful, educational but fun, holiday related activities I USED ... more
    • Re: What I learned - whitney fisher, Mon Dec 12 10:43
    • What I learned - Marlee Wright, Mon Dec 12 09:52
      Truly, we have lost a lot of our control of what goes on in our classrooms. We are told, not only WHAT to teach, but often we are told HOW to teach it. It seems that, all too often, the "powers that... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011