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Date / Topic:
September 3: Introduction
September 17: Technology
October 8: Mindset & Grit
October 22: Project / Problem Based Learning & Differentiated Instruction
November 19: "Classroom Management"
December 10: Conclusion
Discussion: This We Believe... and how it relates to the work of Carol Dweck and Lisa Blackwell as well as the work of Angela Lee Duckworth
"Relevant vs. Real"
"Carrots and Sticks"
"Punished by Rewards"
Read Learning How to Kiss a Frog (see file below). Post your comments on the class blog. You should be finished with this book by class on October 22 and provide me a "creative" one page summary of key points.
Choose one or more weekly Twitter Chat to follow and participate in. Comment about the chat and on your own learning as a result. on the class blog.
Begin Reading This We Believe: Keys to Educating Young Adolescents (Due Nov.19)
Begin to think about a current middle school structure / strategy / model to research and a group of 4 to work with. (The assignment is detailed below).
Finish Learning How to Kiss a Frog and remember to blog...
Presentations due next week!
Have a nice Winter Break!