In this podcast, I talk about explaining vs analyzing and synthesizing...
In my Quest (advanced classes), I have my kids working on their own through To Kill A Mockingbird. Armed with an analysis packet and their pen, they set off on their own journey to discover what has made the book so famous. The packet was designed by me and was created from the 9th grade ELA Springboard curriculum. While they work at their own pace, I am able to hold individual student conferences that allow me to work one-on-one with students to dig into deep analytical content.
This was recorded during class, so the audio is not pristine; however, it is great to hear how my students think. I learned from him
This is a raw podcast where I work through questions I have as a teacher. Am I doing what's right? Am I ineffective? Am I the captain of a ship that is slowly gaining water, or am I just riding the waves toward the sunshine?
This podcast covers the ambiguity of 'context' and how it can lead to frustrated students. I try to give examples of how to create context as well as to how to take things out of context.
This episode is the first of six in hopes of explaining what it means to be an authentic teacher.