RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Whitney Fisher
Reply to Ruth Ann
Tue Sep 6, 2011 20:53

I like how you brought up the point about how Wilfred used his own memories to teach Miss Nancy. She saw the different objects that were important to Wilfred and the objects brought different memories to her mind. As teachers we are responsible for encouraging and helping students learn. We all may see the same object/problem/etc. and think about it/solve it in a variety of different ways (The egg brought two different memories up for Wilfred and Miss Nancy). It's just like that in the classroom. For example, I may give a math problem to a couple of students and each of the children may look at it and solve it in a different way! Like you said- We have to let others draw their conclusions from our examples!

  • Wilfrid as Teacher and Researcher - Ruth Ann Timmons, Sun Sep 4 18:28
    "What is a memory?" What a wonderful question and topic for a children's book! I think Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge was, even as a child, an excellent teacher and researcher. I believe his... more
    • Reply to Ruth Ann - Whitney Fisher, Tue Sep 6 20:53
    • continuously gathering information - Marlee Wright, Mon Sep 5 21:52
      I like that thought, that good teachers are continuously gathering information. That is so true - I think that a teacher who is not gathering information from her students' work is stagnating. We... more
    • Reply To Ruth Ann - crousejs, Sun Sep 4 20:23
      I agree with you that teachers need to engage in continuous research to gather and implement new ideas to make sure that we are delivering the NCSCOS and ensuring that our students are meeting those... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011