"Technology is evolving fast" (Watanabe-Crockett, 2017), that is for sure. It's pretty crazy to be in a situation where the students know more about technology than I do. But to be honest, I embrace the fact that (maybe for the first time in their educational career) they have something they can teach me! It is very … Continue reading Week 11 Essential Question: How have you , and will you continue to “Learn the 21st Century” and allow your students this experience in your classroom?
Again I say, the more I read my classmate's thoughts about Maker Spaces, the more excited I get to help my school's Maker Space move forward. I have really enjoyed reading about all the life-long benefits and skills participating in a Maker Space can support. When I compared my post to my classmates' post this … Continue reading Week 10 Reflection
"Student-centered learning", "flipped classroom", and "growth mindset" are all hot topics in education right now. While many teachers are working hard to make their classroom environment an engaging and motivating place for students to learn, few achieve the same level of engagement as a Maker Space. In a classroom setting, in some fashion, the teacher … Continue reading Week 10 Essential Question: Why does DJHS need a maker space?
It was really awesome reading everyone's blog posts this week. I loved how different all of our ideas were, it definitely gave me some new ideas to think about. My favorite idea was to get the community involved, I can't believe I didn't think about that. While I still like the idea of teachers choosing … Continue reading Week 9 Reflection
Turns out, I really love planning school events; the more exciting the better! The first thought that came to mind when planning an Maker Day was the "when." I don't know about anyone else, but at my school, the last week is always crazy because everyone is pretty much ready for summer and grades have … Continue reading Week 9 Essential Question: Maker Day
It was really neat to read everyone's ideas about the rules they would have in their Maker Space. I truly don't think there is a wrong answer for this topic because everyone's situation is different. I liked that most of us agreed that having the kids be a part of the rule-making process at some … Continue reading Week 7/8 Reflection
I absolutely think it is possible to teach more than you know. In fact, that was close to my situation my first year of teaching. In middle school and high school I was in band, I student taught with a band director, and outside of school I taught marching band-all of my experience was with … Continue reading Week 8 Essential Question: Can you teach more than you know?