Thoughts From A Pre-Service Teacher

Ms. Baich

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writingprompts:

As per a few requests, I compiled a few fantasy prompts… but I also realize that these are probably insufficient for your fantasy-related-writing-prompt needs. So, I’d also like to point out fantasyscapes, which has some great potential for inspiring writing. I also think The Art of Animation might be worth your time. That has a great mix of science fiction and fantasy art, although sometimes it’s a bit NSFWish. If you have other good ideas, please let me know. Thanks.

I love this idea to use in a classroom to inspire creative writing! I think it is a wonderful outlet for students to use. I plan to use this idea in my classroom in the future to grant my students creative freedom over a predetermined text.

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The right way to deal with educational technology is to not worry about it until after the lesson is planned. Keep the tech tool in the corner of your eye, but do not stress over it. A teacher should create the lesson that will best meet the goals and benchmarks set forth by the state and is engaging to the students in the classroom. Now that the teacher has created this amazing lesson, they should take a look around and see what tech tools they have available to them. Will those tools make this lesson better? More engaging? Will it save the teacher or students time and/or energy if it is used with this lesson? If the answer is no to these questions, then technology is not needed for this lesson. If the answer is yes to one of these, the teacher should look to infuse this technology into their lesson plans.

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Absolutely. 

And absolutely, diametrically opposite of how teachers, in my experience, are encouraged to work. 

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I feel like I’m always preaching this.

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wincherella:

edrethink:

A flow chart on the double standard regarding how schools handle bullying.

This is totally my argument about the cell phone use issue I had with my students recently. Off and away is not the way to make them responsible digital citizens, but it is the Board policy at the moment.

wincherella:

edrethink:

A flow chart on the double standard regarding how schools handle bullying.

This is totally my argument about the cell phone use issue I had with my students recently. Off and away is not the way to make them responsible digital citizens, but it is the Board policy at the moment.

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In approving new teacher licensing rules, the state board on Wednesday brushed aside concerns from Ritz, the newly elected Democrat state superintendent of public instruction, and from the education deans at Indiana University, Butler University and IUPUI. Instead, the board sided with outgoing superintendent Tony Bennett, a reformer whom Ritz defeated in the Nov. 6 election. The rules include some controversial changes that make it easer for teachers and administrators to work in new areas with less training than has traditionally been required.

State board rejects Glenda Ritz’s plea to delay teacher licensing changes 

Indiana REPA II in short:  Have a college degree and a 3.0?  Take a test and be a teacher!  No pedagogy required!

I cannot FATHOM how they can allow this to go through when ALL of the legislation dictating how we are now to be evaluated and compensated was under the guise that we teachers weren’t good enough to begin with.

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What? I’ve worked hard thus far to become a teacher. This is absurd.

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