RE 5040 Fall 2011
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MaryBeth
Re: Research
Mon Dec 12, 2011 14:27
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I love your thoughts, Marlee. I agree that it is hard to imagine teaching without changing things up from year to year. As a parent, that is one of my bigger fears for my own children in their school life. Having a teacher who is "going through the motions" and repeating exactly what has been done before isn't my idea of best practices. Like you, I think that this course and the research project have geared my mind towards making myself a better teacher and being investigative of my students and how I can best help them.

My favorite part of the article was the quote that you shared about how researching not only helps our students, but helps us as teachers to become more reflective, critical, and analytical. To me, this is what good teaching is all about. As teachers, we need to take the time to be reflective and analytical to reveal what is working with our students and what needs adjusting. And the best part is that it doesn't take loads of time to do this. We can make adjustments to our teaching fairly easily, and as evidenced with all of our projects, growth can be seen in a short amount of time.

  • Research - Marlee Wright, Sun Dec 11 21:34
    I really liked the way Stremmel presented the role of the teacher as a questioner, as well as one who reflects and and then renews her practices in the classroom. I cannot even begin to imagine... more
    • re: Research - landersgl, Wed Dec 14 20:08
      I really liked the inquiry based style the teacher maintained. It is important for teachers to be open to new ideas and implementing new techniques into their classes. This gives teachers the... more
    • Re: Research - MaryBeth, Mon Dec 12 14:27
    • RE: Research - Rachel Hicks, Mon Dec 12 07:25
      I agree with you Marlee, I could not imagine being a teacher that teaches the same thing the exact same way year in and year out. I would feel as though I was robbing my students of their education,... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011