Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Due date: Wednesday November 28, 2012 [in -class]

You have been given time to write your response to the TRIBES model demonstration in class:

Please create a comment to this posting and address the following:
1. Which key elements/themes/strategies in the model resonated with you?
2. What psychological lens would you use to describe the author's view of classroom management/guidance? [e.g. behavioural, constructivist - cognitive/socio cultural, humanist, social cognitive] and why?
3. Provide 1-2 examples of how you imagine integrating the key elements/themes/strategies you selected into your future practice.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Course Update

Hello everyone,
I hope you've had a great Thanksgiving Break. Just a couple of organizational things to bring to your attention:

1. Model Demonstrations

Please refer to the MODEL DEMOS page HERE for details on how to prepare for your upcoming demonstrations. You will see that I have included scoring guidelines at the bottom of the page so that you know how you will be evaluated. Group 1, if you need any input before Weds just let me know.

2. Inquiry Study
As discussed in class, the due date for your inquiry is due on the last day of class. Please refer to the CRITICAL INQUIRY page HERE and note the scoring guide at the bottom of the page.

3. Final Journal Summary/Draft Action Plan
I have now published the guidelines for the final summary and plan on the JOURNAL/PLAN page - also linked HERE. As discussed in class, this will be due 12/14/12

So to recap, final deadlines for our remaining assignments:

Weds Nov 28th: Tribes Demo; Posting response to LGBTQ

Weds Dec 5th: Judicious Discipline Demo
Weds Dec 12th: Love & Logic Demo; Inquiry Study
Fri Dec 14th: Final Journal Summary & Action Plan

Please bring any questions to our next class.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Due date: Wednesday November 28, 2012

For your final guest speaker response please create a comment to this posting to share your thoughts about today's topic LGBTQ

Review notes here.
Think about your experience with LGBTQ. Is this an issue that has come up in your placements? How will you ensure that you meet the needs of this population as a future educator?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Due date: Wednesday November 14, 2012

Please create a comment to this posting as a response to Kristy's presentation on SPED:

Review notes here.
Think about your experience with SPED and how you have seen it dealt with in your placements.
Create a comment to this document to post your response to Kristy's talk, and respond to your peers.