Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Conversations #96 - Spring in the Classroom (March 27, 2011)

Spring time is here! Well, on the calendar at least. Do our classrooms have seasons too? We discussed if there were spring/seasonal differences that affect our teaching and our students. Does your classroom change? The building staff? You?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Accepting Student Behavior - Episode 95

This week, Maria, Lisa and Sheila discussed the topic of acceptance of all students.  We talked about UDL and how that can help us accept differences among behavior, both social and academic.

Chat and audio here.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Conversations #94 Events, Pattern and Structure

We're back from a two week leave due to school vacation weeks. Today's Conversation was about using events, patterns and structures and examining the 5 events that led us to go into teaching. Lisa, Maria and Sheila each shared the 5 things that led them into education. They looked at the events and then looked for the patterns. Taking it further, they asked about the system that is in place that allows for these events to happen or for the pattern to evolve. Of course, there was plenty of conversation.

Audio and chat log here.