Three Tiers of Words: Three Reading Strategies: Increased Personalization and Understanding

At the heart of great teaching is differentiation; this teaching tactic of differentiation inside of the teaching content area applies to language acquisition, stages of language, and academic language development; this work will help students across multiple content areas (P2). In researching this teaching topic area, I reflected on two effective techniques for teaching academic … Continue reading Three Tiers of Words: Three Reading Strategies: Increased Personalization and Understanding

Cross Content Collaboration

Collaboration within the school community can be an effective way to reach students across content areas and to help create new and renewed engagement for students and teachers; to do this teachers must collaborate across content areas and use appropriate communication to do so. My most recent collaboration with a teacher outside of my subject … Continue reading Cross Content Collaboration

Personal Performances that are Developmentally Logical and Abstract, Reflection

Teachers should plan for and adapt a curriculum with a learner-centered strategy that engages students in a culturally responsive and developmentally appropriate way. When it comes to developmentally appropriate instruction, planning can be informed by the study of the fourth phase of Piaget’s stages of development, the Formal Operational Period. As a part of this … Continue reading Personal Performances that are Developmentally Logical and Abstract, Reflection

ISTE5: Arts Teachers Connected By Technology

ISTE Standard 5 states that educators should always improve their teaching through lifelong learning, participating in global learning communities, and reflect on the learning of their students through applications of technology. How can one demonstrate a continual development and improvement in one’s teaching practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit leadership in you're the school and … Continue reading ISTE5: Arts Teachers Connected By Technology

Parent and Teacher Conferences for Effective Education

Teachers must utilize effective relationships with parents to maintain effective educational practices with each student. Effective Teacher-Parent Relationships are characterized by: A partnership based model. Shared values and goals, with the parent and the teacher agreeing on the desired outcomes of the education along with the academic path that will be most effective. Mutual respect … Continue reading Parent and Teacher Conferences for Effective Education