August 15th 2011
One of the main things that I have learned is to broaden my knowledge around tech., like this was one thing that I would not have done! I think a lot of my beliefs and practices have been reaffirmed. I have always tended to be a teacher leader but have been able to refine my skills and have learn to build my comfort zone around presenting to colleagues. I have learned about backwards design and strategic teaching.
I feel that I will be continuing to develop my abilities as a caring and ethical practitioner and reflecting.It has always been a challenge for me to write my reflections but I am continually thinking about and rehashing, altering my lessons, management and relationships with my students. Always asking myself how I can better serve my students individual needs. "How can I make this work for all of students?" That is one of my major growths, moving from one size fits all to more individualized learning.
I have always been curious about my professional development, doing my best to stay current. I have begun to follow some educators on Twitter....it's overwhelming!
This term I am hoping to do my field study on Gizmos!