Category Archives: 5 Learning Environment

Learners in Context Reflection 2

We have reached the half-way point to our course Learners in Context and already covered a significant amount of material regarding biological and cognitive development. Between our two texts, including Child and Adolescent Development for Educators by Pressley & McCormick … Continue reading

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Learners in Context Reflection 1

I’ve yet to study child development any further than the parenting books that have assisted my journey of sleepless nights and toddler tantrums. Some of these books include Brain Rules for Baby by John Medina and Love and Logic for … Continue reading

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Multi-Arts Education Lesson + Computational Thinking

Theatre Arts Lesson: Writing a play based on a painting Lesson plan briefs Core subject(s)  Theatre, Art Subject Area(s)  Creative Writing, Performance, Set Design & Construction Suggested Age   5th – 7th grade Prerequisites      Understanding script analysis and character development Lesson … Continue reading

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Field Experience Journal 1

While reading the first chapter of Critical Issues, entitled Learning and Understanding, I came across this quote: “Acceptance of polar opposites in oneself – provided that one doesn’t act on the bad impulses – can contribute to inner harmony.” In … Continue reading

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Characteristics of an Effective Teacher

Being knowledgable and passionate about your subject(s) is of the utmost importance to be an excellent educator. How can we expect to incite wonder and curiosity about a subject unless we genuinely model that excitement ourselves? No matter what the … Continue reading

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