Education is a Community Affair - 2014 - 2015 - Paul Leslie

Education is a Community Affair - 2014 - 2015 - Paul Leslie

  


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Saturday, 23 May 2015 23:44

Making Thinking Visible - Part 3 Featured

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Reflection As we watch portfolio presentations, I am struck by the value of the reflection that I am seeing in your presentations. I have noticed that there is a direct correlation (relationship) between the amount of reflection apparent in your presentation and portfolio, and the quality of the portfolio presentation. We have discussed many times in our classes the value of reflection and I have pointed out to you that the portfolio is a reflective…

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Wednesday, 06 May 2015 10:23

Making Thinking Visible - Part 2 Featured

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Documentation - Tell Show us what you are thinking One of my biggest 'take-aways' from this round of teaching observations is the need to be explicit in the expectations of the lessons. One big difference between adult learners such as our students and younger students is that adult learners generally need to know just how the work is relevant to them. With younger learners, this is true as well and they always benefit from knowing the…

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015 13:09

Making Thinking Visible Featured

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Making Thinking Visible As I have mentioned to many of you, Dr. Rozz, Ms Julie and I are taking a course from the Harvard Graduate School of Education called "Making Thinking Visible". I was intrigued by the title of this course because it relates so closely to my own studies and work on portfolios. You can see our work in progress in the 'Files' section of the menu. We are discovering some great revelations about…
Saturday, 21 March 2015 05:07

Teaching Practicum - General Feedback

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Teaching Practice Observations - General feedback Teaching Competencies and Practicum Schedule I am observing students from three different cohorts this semester and so you may notice that the schedule is very tight. For you, this means you must pay very close attention to the calendar to ensure that you are prepared. You need to look ahead to all of your observation dates as much as you can to see if there are going to be…