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Paula Jamieson's insight:
This blog is always an inspiration but this post inparticular got me thinking about the classrooms I see in a wide variety of NZ schools. So many of the teachers I come across are still hooked up on the 'I need more computers or devices' rather than focusing on the collaboration and authentic task........I plan to change this! (One conversation at a time)
I just interviewed Sarah Brown Wessling the 2010 National Teacher of the Year. She is a a phenomenal educator and an inspiration. New teachers come and hear what she has to say about maintaining your passion and changing the world.
I'm trying to make sense out of my first three days of teaching sixth grade. I can tell that I didn't do enough with my monolingual students, both instructionally and relationally. I allowed language to be more of a barrier than it needed to be. I also recognize that I didn't personalize instruction, both in the sense of making it relevant and in the sense of giving freedom and allowing for choices. So far, it seems like eighth graders will demand autonomy, while sixth graders are still a lingering a little more in the teacher-pleaser mode.
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