Intro to Teaching – Final Paper

EDUC 213:  INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING FINAL ASSIGNMENT Lucas Longo – Dec 5, 2015 Description of the Lesson Mr. Fischer’s lesson utilized several pedagogical techniques to enhance the learning objectives, stated at the beginning of the class. The lesson started out with giving students input about the subject with some direct teaching and lecturing (3:37). The teacher pulls from previous knowledge the students poses when mentioning cross examination (3:10) and recalling that the have done this process before. Asking the students questions about the case, the teacher assesses informally their knowledge and summarizing what is being said in the class on … Continue reading “Intro to Teaching – Final Paper”

Intro to Teaching – Video Notes

Notes on the video were supposed to watch: Video notes Teachers shows pedagogical content knowledge  when evidencing the need to make connections to the student’s funds of knowledge. He is also teaching for higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy when eliciting analysis of the subject matter, evaluating its implications and even creating the reenactment of the trial. 1:31 “If you show connections. If you show how history repeats itself. If you show them  how history is still coming around even to the point that it affects you today” Mr. Fischer – 8th Grade 2:53 What we are going to study today … Continue reading “Intro to Teaching – Video Notes”

Intro to Teaching – Final Notes

Notes in preparation to writting final paper: Learning ZPD – Distance between actual development level as determined by independent problem solving vs. that through problem solving under adult guidance or in collaboration with more levels of competence. Transfer – learning in ways that allow us to solve novel problems that we may encounter later. Metacognition – Knowledge about one’s own cognitive processes, aka one’s own abilities to learn and solve problems. Types of cognitive processes include: attention and fluency, short term memory, storage vs. retrieval, comprehension, motivation and transfer. Expertise – could be a combination of both content-knowledge and organizational … Continue reading “Intro to Teaching – Final Notes”

Intro to Teaching – Week 10 – Class Notes

Very good last class – able to wrap up with solid discussions about the greater challenges of education and teaching. Funds of Knowledge vs. Prior Knowledge Funds is about a community’s practice – not only culture but way of doing things How do use these practices within the classroom the help for learner Prior knowledge is typically something specific the student learned before Cohen – Ms. Oublier Teacher training and professional development PCK and CK “She thought that her revolution was over. Her teaching had changed definitively. She had arrived at the other shore.” p. 325 “Lacking deep knowledge, Mrs. … Continue reading “Intro to Teaching – Week 10 – Class Notes”

Intro to Teaching – Week 10 – Reading Notes

Cohen, D. K. (1990). A revolution in one classroom: The case of Mrs. Oublier. Educational Evaluation and Policy. 12(3). 311-329. Rereading – Mrs. Oublie was also assigned as a reading in Qualitative Research 🙂 Interesting to read it with a different lens. Something old, something new: missinterpretations of policy lead to partial teaching practice change. “Is Mrs. O’s mathematical revolution a story of progress, or of confusion? Does it signal an advance for the new math framework, or a setback?” p. 323 Teachers may not be willing to change way of teaching “She thought that her revolution was over. Her … Continue reading “Intro to Teaching – Week 10 – Reading Notes”

Intro Teaching – Week 9 – Reading Notes

Topic The Politics of Teaching and Teacher Evaluation: What are the political hot-buttons in teaching? Who are the stakeholders and what are their perspectives? How should teachers be evaluated? Assignment Richardson, J. & Bushaw, W. J. (2015). Testing doesn’t measure up for Americans. The 47th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward Public Schools. Arlington, VA: Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll. Haertel, E. H. (2013). Reliability and validity of inferences about teachers based on student test scores. The 14th William H. Angoff Memorial Lecture. Bring on a device (no need to read ahead): National Governors Association Center for Best Practices & … Continue reading “Intro Teaching – Week 9 – Reading Notes”

Intro Teaching – Week 9 – Assignment Position Paper

Went to the park to do most of the reading for this assignment : ) Assignment: Take a position on a current controversial issue in education. Choose one of the following: Flipped Classroom Gifted Education Standardized Testing Teaching Grit Read these papers: “The flipped classroom: Pro and con.”, Hertz, 2012 “What is the flipped classroom model and who is it amazing?”, Gobry, 2012 “Evidence of flipped classrooms is still coming in.”, Goodwin, Miller, 2013 Educational Leadership Reading Notes: Response:  Position Paper – Flipped Classroom  Lucas Longo – Nov 14, 2015 The Flipped Classroom has become a buzz word which like … Continue reading “Intro Teaching – Week 9 – Assignment Position Paper”

Intro to Teaching – Week 8 – Class Notes

We talked about classroom management and about our next assignment in class. No notes or pictures but great class. Correction- took notes on the iPhone: Intro to Teaching Nov 10 Class Notes Homework next week – position paper – can cite from any reading Questions for instructors How does all this apply to higher level teaching? Professional Development / Teacher Credential Programs East House – Teacher Credential Programs – 5:30 – 7:00pm How did Lampert establish norms to teach the math content? Proactive classroom management – set norms to be able to get good behavior “These kids must be gifted” … Continue reading “Intro to Teaching – Week 8 – Class Notes”

Intro to Teaching – Week 8 – Reading Notes

Reading  TPPT Ch. 4: 51-100 Zoom in and out and focus on the following question: How does Lampert establish norms for students to do the sort of mathematical problem solving she wants them to engage in?  What factors does she consider? “Evidence-based Practices in Classroom Management: Considerations for Research to Practice”, Simonsen et all (pdf) Think back on a student who struggled behaviorally.   As you read, keep this student in mind and relate the readings back to him/her.  – or – Think about a teacher who had the best classroom management and the one who had the worst classroom management … Continue reading “Intro to Teaching – Week 8 – Reading Notes”