RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Marlee Wright
Not trying new things
Tue Nov 29, 2011 23:01

I have seen the same thing, teacher who just want to do things the way they've always done them, no innovation or new approaches - how sad that is. I think those teachers are really doing a disservice to their students. Children live in a world that is so different from the world in which I began teaching - if we can't grow ourselves, how do we expect our students to think it is important to develop new skills? I think we need to embrace new techniques, and these two strategies sound really intriguing to me! As I listened to this presentation, my mind was spinning to think of how to adapt some of these activities to kindergarten.

  • Morphemic decoding and Reading Comprehension - Amanda Solesbee, Fri Nov 18 23:37
    Lori and Amanda: Great presentation! I thought it was well planned out and presented well. Morphemic decoding and reading comprehension is what I call at “hot topic” in my world of teaching- just as... more
    • Not trying new things - Marlee Wright, Tue Nov 29 23:01
      • Re: Not trying new things - whitney fisher, Tue Dec 13 22:19
        I think that's why research classes like this are really important. They remind teachers that there are a ton of resources out there. Also, we need to remember to use each other as resources.... more
      • visualizing - Amanda Solesbee, Thu Dec 8 00:00
        I agree and well said. I also was trying to visualize how I could use the two strategies in my own classroom. Though as we know, there are so many teachers out there that don't and won't change the... more
      • Re: Not trying new things - Nakita Carson, Wed Dec 7 19:42
        I agree Marlee! I think it truly comes out of a place of fear. They are afraid to try new things and only want to stick with what they are comfortable with. But education is ever changing and you... more
      • not trying new things - sarah patten, Sun Dec 4 18:17
        Isn't it depressing when teachers can't change their ways because it has been done this way for years...we need more out of the box thinking! No 2 children are alike. The more strategies or ways to... more
    • Response to Amanda - burchamal, Mon Nov 21 16:25
      Thanks! I know all upper Elementary teachers seem to have the same dilemma when it comes to decoding. I also use Words Their Way with my lower and mid level students. Exploring patterns help students ... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011