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May 23, 2015 Leave a comment

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Levels of (Teacher) Activity #edchat

April 19, 2015 Leave a comment

In Models of Teaching by Joyce, Weil, Calhoun, there was an interesting discussion about the levels of activity of teachers in a school. Which one are you?

  1. Gourmet Omnivore
    1. High activity people who initiate ideas for programs
    2. find kindred souls with whom to interact professional
    3. aware of the possibilities of growth
    4. exploiting and enriching whatever environment they find themselves in
    5. strive to learn all they can and find opportunities for development
    6. persistent
    7. 10 percent of the teacher profiles
  2. Active Consumers
    1. Engaged in activities also
    2. 10 percent of the teacher profiles
  3. Passive Consumer
    1. 70 percent of the teachers profiles
    2. amiable conformity to the environment
    3. high degree of dependence on social surroundings
    4. if they are with gourmet omnivores or active consumers, they too are very active
    5. if they are with other passive consumers, they are inactive.
  4. Reticent consumer
    1. very reluctant to interactive positively
    2. attends only staff development that is required
    3. often angry about having to be there
    4. deprecates the content
    5. tries to avoid follow-up activities.
    6. sometimes rejects opportunities for involvement in decision making
    7. emphasize defects around them.
    8. in the company of omnivores the can be carried along

I know that I am a gourmet omnivore, but this helped me think about where other people are in their educational journeys. The book talks about these levels so that good professional development can be planned for all types of faculties.

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Natural Disaster Websites for Kids

March 21, 2015 Leave a comment

Our fifth grade students will soon be studying Natural Disasters.  I looked for some websites that the students and teaches can use.

 

Great one on how to prepare and what you need to know: http://www.ready.gov/kids/know-the-facts/earthquakes

Videos that show natural disasters: http://www.neok12.com/Natural-Disasters.htm

National Geographic articles explaining natural disasters: http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/

Teacher Hermawan, 3rd Grade PYP has many links: http://aryhermawan.weebly.com/how-the-world-works1.html

 

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