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stacy huffman
RE: true but
Thu Jun 18, 2015 22:42

Megan I think you are correct in that things like hangman and word searches are great backup activities. They are great ways to practice a skill that has already been learned. I think that the main thing is exactly what you said in that we need to reinvent the wheel of teaching and think outside of the box. One of the things that the new Common Core is so adamant about creating is 21st century learners. In order to do this, we have to be 21st century educators and break away from doing what we have always done, simply because we have always done it. We are trying to help our students become critical thinkers and in order to do that we must help them learn to stretch themselves to think beyond boundaries. For this to occur, we must be cautious not to place any additional barriers around their thoughts.

  • true but... - Megan Rembert, Thu Jun 18 06:31
    we definitely have to reinvent the wheel of teaching right now with our methods but are the things talked about in the lecture like copying and prompting really frowned upon as additional activities? ... more
    • RE: true but - stacy huffman, Thu Jun 18 22:42
    • Re: True but.. - Kelsie Fender, Thu Jun 18 09:32
      I think that there is a time and place for something like a word search or fill-in-the-blank activity. I reviewed the lecture before typing this response, and it states that there are some common... more
      • Re: True but.. - catheyt, Thu Jun 18 14:08
        I agree with you Kelsie. As a teacher you are going to have your kids doing activities that are essentially time fillers (busy work). You just have to be aware of these as you do them. You should not ... more
        • As a child... - Rachel Caldwell, Fri Jun 19 14:49
          When I was in elementary school, I loved doing word searches and I did not mind writing words over and over because they were simple and fun to do in between activities in class. So like you said, I... more
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