- First, I create units that are multi-disciplinary, integrating objectives from several subjects.
- I believe in a student-centered classroom - My students own the learning!
- I believe that each of my students has an important place in our classroom & celebrate all accomplishments.
Here are some simulations I've created. Simulations allows students to experience their learning, rather than just read about it:
- The Presidential Election
- The Revolutionary War
- U.S. Constitution
- Westward Movement (Oregon Trail simulation not yet explained)
The following are notes I took before and after a #21stedchat discussion:
A few inspirations from this evening's chat:
(1) In the coming months, I will be implementing a form of #GeniusHour combined with "Mini Inquiry Projects" combined with Google's "80/20 Principle":
- #GeniusHour is explained here.
- Mini Inquiry Projects come from this amazing book.
- Google's 80/20 principle is best explained here and here.
(3) I will try to make more time for "Conferencing with students in order to differentiate."
(4) I will try to get my kids to work on their "Goal-Setting" that we started last trimester.
(5) I will try to include more Paideia or Socratic Seminar.
(6) I will try to include more PBL.
(7) I will try to learn about these Web 2.0 Tools: Bitstrips, Xtranormal, and PowToon.
(8) I will try to have the kids co-create rubrics with me for upcoming assignments.