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As I progress through this program, I’m noticing that I’m adopting a growth mindset mentality. Back in the fall, I stated in my discussion “The Impact of the Growth Mindset”, I know that in the past I would get very excited about a tech tool and force it to…

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13. Learning manifesto

Learning is a continuous process through which individuals are encouraged to acquire competencies, and skills to be readily accessible in a wide variety of situations in life. Today’s world is rapidly changing as shown by a survey done by Deloitte in 2017 in which they found that about 90%…

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11. The Benefit of Networking

I started looking into professional learning networks back in 2012 when my spouse, who is a teacher as well, started reaching out to people in the Twitterverse and getting them to interact with her students to provide feedback for some of the projects her students had worked on. The…

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9. Specific Feedback

Week 1 – Specific Feedback – Growth mindset In 2010 I worked at a school where the main approach used was Project-Based Learning. One of the main components of PBL is providing immediate, concise, and specific feedback to students for them to make adjustments to their product or learning…

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8. Improving student learning

During my last learning meeting at school, my principal provided an article that I found very interesting. The article discussed the relationship between the knowledge I have of the content, the student engagement and how I challenge students academically. City, Elmore, Fiarman, and Teitel (2009) explained the Instructional Core…

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7. Student voice

Students are the most important part of education. There is no larger stakeholder than students in their own education. However, student voice is difficult to hear in a traditional classroom where most teachers find it difficult to let go of control to focus on a student-centered approach. Although disrupting…

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5. E-Portfolio Journey

It has been four weeks since I started working on my E-Portfolio. I have accomplished lots of milestones: creating a WordPress account/portfolio, deciding what to name my site, organization/layout, colors, and most importantly content. I have to say that the most consuming part of the process was to design…

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