RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Ruth Ann Timmons
Re: Final thoughts
Sun Dec 11, 2011 14:00
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Sarah, I also agreed with Stremmel's article. We are constantly conducting inquiry in our classrooms to finds ways to improve both teaching and learning. Teaching, if done correctly, requires that we never stop learning and searching for more. By "more," I mean- techniques, strategies, activities, technology, etc. Finding and using research already done to improve what we are already doing is important. Just as important, as I'm sure you learned during this course too, is doing our own research. It is my hope that administrators and parents alike will be open to my views of change that needs to take place based on my inquiry.
You are right that working together, especially within the same grade level, is beneficial. Sometimes it is easy to feel alone and forget that other teachers are also facing the same issues. Power in numbers and cooperation are often things we teachers do best when allowed to or given the time.
Best of luck with your future inquiries!

  • Final thoughts - Sarah Hutson, Sun Dec 11 11:27
    I fully agree with the statement from the article about teaching being a process involving continual inquiry and renewal. Teachers must always be studying and improving their strategies and knowledge ... more
    • re: final thoughts - landersgl, Wed Dec 14 19:58
      I also agree that teaching should be a process involving inquiry and renewal. I think it is important to model being a "lifelong learner" and continually seeking new ideas and information. I think... more
    • Final thoughts - Marlee Wright, Sun Dec 11 21:47
      I liked that statement, as well. I think that if we are not moving forward and learning ourselves, we are standing still - and becoming stagnant. How can we ask our students to learn new things if we ... more
    • Re: Final thoughts - Ruth Ann Timmons, Sun Dec 11 14:00
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