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Aug 18

I am glad you have been encouraged. I feel sometimes that’s what we need more encouragement for so we can speak up and not be afraid. I had that same problem growing which is the reason I hate participating but little by little one gains confidence.

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Aug 17

I feel sometimes we all get stuck at a point that we keep pushing through with one idea that we can’t shake and spend hours trying that same method when in reality if we had tried different methods the chances would have been different and a whole new learning experience.

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Aug 17

I believe this is the most effective way of learning although not everyone learns the same. I feel for me visuals would always be important and I shall use visuals to teach my students as well. Although having a book in a physical form makes it more personal, digitals are not too bad as well.

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Aug 17

I enjoyed using scratch, I felt like it gave me the ability to be free and express myself especially with the About Me project which I believe students would truly enjoy as they get to express who they are and then share their masterpieces created through scratch. I feel scratch gives students the ability to do endless creative things.

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/701093895/editor

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Aug 17

Apart from the engaging visuals, I like how it touches upon different ways writing can be better to help students express themselves. It touches upon real problems of why very few students identify themselves as writers and it’s because writing becomes limited, narrowing down the capability of students exploring varieties of topics in a deeper way. It showcases various methods that could be effective for the student’s writing.

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Aug 17

Engaging students would be the ideal outcome for better writing. After reading all your posts it reminded me of why I like to write. I feel that through writing, one is able to reflect and put on paper the ideas, thoughts, or questions one has. Furthermore, even more so when it’s engaging or relatable. For some students, writing can be an outlet and find commonalities with other students if writing is also shared.

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Aug 17

I usually do both in order to learn about the desired topic in depth, I would read articles to become well informed but I would also watch youtube videos as I am a visual learner. Each outcome has its benefits as you mentioned you could have instructional and exploratory. Both produce knowledgeable content in their own way and everyone learns differently..

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Aug 16

this habit is the one that resonated the most while planning my proposal. I feel that thinking about ways on. how to help students learn about the habits of mind and how the skills needed to grow in such areas is a way of innovating myself in the way that I can reflect on my own mistakes too provide a better approach to my students.

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Aug 12

I had to seek help and feedback to have a clear idea, and this helped me realize that persisting is an important habit to implement since you look for different ways to tackle the problem and look for a solution.

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Aug 11

When completing the activity, I was thinking of ways to make it more multimodal and what strategies will be better to incorporate due to the age of the students. I had to reflect and put myself in the child’s position to think of ways to make it more interesting, fun, and engaging.

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Aug 10

Between knowledge sharing and organizational life/systems and individuals working and interacting.

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Aug 10

I’m thinking now about incorporating 3D Flipbooks and Web stories as a way to present their thinking, in addition to discussion posts. There’s some scaffolding that needs to take place though, and I need to think about how to best do that

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Aug 10

It is a tier 2 word and will be found across disciplines. I think you get a gist of the word by using context clues as there are some in the following sentence but a word map would be best for this word.

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Aug 10

This part about identity work really resonates. It also makes me think of the artifacts of embarrassment/rejection of my own family’s values. For example, (I write about this in one of my pieces for this class) about these knives my dad passed down to my from ancestors that fought in a war— the knives are from the Philippines— I reject/am embarrassed of these objects in my lineage as they are not allowed to be a part of my identity (although I begrudgingly acknowledge it is a part of history), and go against the idea of nationalism, etc…

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Aug 9

Very true Elizabeth, I used a little imagination in my profile. However, I don’t think I was very creative. I think I lack much more creativity. But the truth is, I hope to get it since I’m going to be working with children and I’m going to have to find it there.

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Aug 9

Metacognition means thinking about one’s thinking and realizing if you are comprehending what you are actually thinking. Modeling thinking is an approach which helps the students abilities to adapt their new information.

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Aug 9

All ideas may seem crazy at first and if we go asking people their opinions about it we may seem even crazier to them. The best thing we can do with ideas is think about them amongst ourselves and try them out. sometimes we talk ourselves out of ideas and say thing like " this will never work" or listen to people that say " this will never work. Before anything worked in the world it never worked before. So go and try it and see what happens.

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Aug 9

Cosmopolitan (definition: including or containing people from many different countries) is different than globalization (the process by which businesses or other organizations develop international influence or start operating on an international scale). The crux being inclusion versus influencing. This reading is so interesting because I see a huge connection between SEL and this idea of cosmopolitanism using artifacts. As we “globalize” it does not mean we empathize, try to gain understanding of the unfamiliar by listening to experience, stores. Many times, perhaps because of the focus on the curriculum and content, students aren’t being taught to engage difference and keep on values and beliefs on “hold” or open for a new perspective. We see this in the banning of books, controversy about CRT and other critical lenses.

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Aug 8

This habit got me tremendously when choosing my avatar and creating my profile. At first, it was just a profile I was creating and personalizing with the things that I like, but then when I was asked why I choose the avatar picture and the cover pic It made me realized that sometimes we do things just to get them done without knowing that unconsciously we are reflecting our own persona on it.

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Aug 8

while writing the proposal I was driven by my senses and the feelings I got from the outside world. Observing the environment and collecting data allowed me to reflect on how other people may experience when confronting situations they are not familiar with.

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Aug 8

for instance, in a students process of investigation alongside peers, will generate new ideas from mistakes or reinforce truths. this can be done through feedback related to that investigative process from peers, correcting steps along the way.

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Aug 7

Multimodality in writing, provides other modes of expression aside from reliance on writing. This benefits greatly Ell students because it gives them options to express their knowledge using new digital tools to support English acquisition while reinforcing their native language. In lesson planning, multicultural relevant pedagogy becomes oriented to the needs of the student’s life. As one of the speaker suggests, students engaged in meaningful work is more likely to foster the ability and power to define the world and secondly to shape the world to act in desired manner.

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Aug 6

Unpacking the descriptive review of a child protocol by reading the various examples shed light on creating a profile of a student. Brainstorming using the four categories revealed behavioral patterns and peer group influence, academic interest, and willingness to engage in social activities, and institutional representation serving their wellbeing and dignity. The profile created represented moment in a childs development that is in constant motion and struggle. Therefore, the exercise seeks to encourage a profile that will change as the child progresses academically, influenced by the child’s material conditions.

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Aug 6
on Tiffany

I would recommend connecting tiffany to a high school that will continue to offer the services needed to support academic and social growth. Schools that emphasize community action projects and portfolio-based assessments that allow for Tiffany to utilize her digital literacy skills, can be an option the principal can consider. Visual programming languages like Scratch allow students to create and share interactive media are effective tools to develop students’ digital literacy. Therefore, Tiffany’s readiness for High School can be determined by some sort of dual language classroom that builds upon her fluencies in both English and digital literacy.

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Aug 6

This also allowed for establishing understanding of alternative viewpoints from different angles. Important for students in multicultural classroom or a social studies classroom for developing dialectical thinking skills.

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Aug 6

The peer group for students play a huge role in the developmental psychology of a child. Peer groups influence students by learned set norms and values that govern and reinforce their existence. It is important for teachers to pay attention to the peer groups students are associated with. By shaping and controlling behaviors, public institutions like schools, serve as a reference to their inaccessibility to life determining skills to live with dignity. Therefore, teachers, by moving among the people as a fish swims in the sea, lessons are gained from parents, students peers, and the community, that can be used to better serve students’ academic, social, psychological and physical needs

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Aug 5

For public school teachers, the relationships and rapport established with students and parents, along with strong wraparound services provided by the school, and partnered with community resources and organizations; essentially a mutual aid, dual power political organization, is an effective model to follow. Children and people discover who they are and what they are from the ways in which they have been treated by others who surround them in the process of growing up.
However, in the reading I notice a lack of emphasis of the community where the child and school community reside. The child’s socioeconomic conditions determining and influencing consciousness development, is an important aspect of a child’s life that deserves uncovering. Not in isolation, are a child’s relationships with other people that form their kinship. Teachers and staff must take into account heavily.

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Aug 5

I too will consider using this in the future. I really found this method to understand the student to better serve them their academic, social, or physical needs to be supportive and empowering. Parent and student involvement in conversations concerning the child, are pushed out when proper services like facilitation or multilingual services are not present at meetings. As a theoretical framework I wonder how its implementation can look like in person. I am eager to see of the possibilities of incorporating even in my pedagogy. I say this because bridging that knowledge into the lesson planning is an effective culturally responsive practice.

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