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The Necessity of Creating a Significant Learning Environment

In the 5313 course, I have come to know a lot about myself and who I am as a teacher. I know now, for sure, that I am ready to make some significant changes to my learning and teaching philosophies. Having read and started to learn about the importance of a significant learning environment, I… Continue reading The Necessity of Creating a Significant Learning Environment

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Creating a Significant Learning Environment

Creating a significant learning environment is no easy task, especially during a time in education that focuses less on significant learning and more on standardized test scores. In order to ensure that our learning environment is significant, we used Fink’s A Self-Directed Guide to Designing Courses for Significant Learning for the initial design phase of… Continue reading Creating a Significant Learning Environment

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Creating a Significant Learning Environment

I really enjoyed watching Douglas Thomas’s TED talk this week! He makes some extremely poignant remarks that have stuck with me as I cultivate my thoughts on Significant Learning Environments. He is spot on with his explanation of what learning really looks like: engaging passion, imagination, and constraint. In his explanation of imagination, he discusses… Continue reading Creating a Significant Learning Environment

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EPortfolio Promotional Video

Our idea, for students to take a course where they create learning ePortfolios, comes from our own experience creating ePortfolios and our experience with the English writing portfolio system at Owen J. Roberts High School. Every year, English teachers assign writing pieces and then file them away in each student’s individual writing folder. We do… Continue reading EPortfolio Promotional Video