Communication - Sketch50

Option 3: A Reflection

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Upload a link to publicly viewable Google file or a document that includes: - one of your sketches from days 1-8 - your response to the following prompt: "What makes this sketch powerful to me and my community?"

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A lot goes on in the backstage!

Since I began this course the thing that I most do in the classroom is observe the students working and adapting the material or the support tools for them. It is simply amazing how much can be done in order to help a student. But as significant as adapting materials and support tools is discussing the situation you have with a partner, especially if this partner doesn't work in the same grade as you. I say that because if we discuss similar situations with people who have similar problems as ours, we will end up by not thinking out of the box to make a change. An outsider can give us insights and enrich our intervention significantly.
This course opened a window for possibilities. This is how I see it. The teacher who I work with has been tasking me lately "you're changing this as well, but why?" And the answer is "well, they all learn in a different way with their own particularities, is just right to adapt." 
This is what I have been doing in my class, adapting. And it is working! Some need 10 more minutes just for them, other shorter periods of work, others can learn more advanced content or work with more advanced materials. Is hard to have all students on the same loop because they are not!
I have a feeling we're getting to an end with this course, and I feel so appreciated because my goal was to refine my observation and have a more accurate intervention and this course just pleased me. 
Thank you!
haneklausgraber About 3 years ago

I never knew I could sketch. This is one of my best in the first couple of days. I was amazed at how well everything came out looking like it was suppose too...  My friends started me on this journey. I love the challenge. @KathiSueSummers
kathisuesummers Over 5 years ago
This is the sketch to my door to my classroom. It was the sketch that I did for Day 8. It was a tough day as I didn't in the ADE program. However, it doesn't stop there and it doesn't mean that I'm a terrible educator. Magic is still happening in my class. I'm still dedicated to the kids coming into my class everyday. And for that, I'm really grateful to be able to do this job. The best part: when my French immersion students are asking me to put French music (without me forcing it! Seriously! They even have special requests!) and at the end of the end, when they make sure to say goodbye and wishing me a nice evening. :)
vjean83 Over 5 years ago

A mix of resources should be used to enhance student learning.

"What makes this sketch powerful to me and my community?"

This sketch (and picture) is powerful to me because it showcases three important elements used in my classroom: technology, literature, and paper. I think it's important for students to be able to use technology to enhance their learning, but I also believe in the good ol' fashioned pen and paper methods. I feel that balance is key. Students love using technology, but I have also found that students can appreciate writing or drawing with pen and paper. Just because technology is new and up-and-coming doesn't mean that other resources should be forgotten. There is a time and place and purpose for different types of resources; using a mix can create an enriched learning environment and keep students engaged. 
bryan448 Over 5 years ago