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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

Despite the competition in video games, many people do not have enough time to spend playing their favorite games regularly. In addition to the competition amongst gamers, they are also busy with jobs and families. Video games boosting service https://boosthive.eu/ can be a great help if you’re stuck in a rank and cannot afford to spend all day playing. Many of these services even offer 24/7 service, so you can enjoy your games without worrying about how much time it takes to complete each level.

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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
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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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Aug 3

i truly believe that people have the potential for greatness if only given the opportunity to develop and grow. Unfortaunely, in the u.s. much of the capacities of poor working class people are cut short. denial of this breeds myths that poverty is inherit in minority races in the united states.

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Aug 3

while reading my classmates multimodal post and writing my own, I was able to reflect on this habit of mind. reading and writing the post made me think and ask myself the pros and cons of technology and how it’s been implemented in the classroom. it also made me realize the importance of providing students with a variety of materials that can help them learn through all possible approaches.

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Aug 3

I agree, text are becoming more accessible to children’s interest. There is a great variety of text to meet children at their level and to encourage progress and learning. Again, technology plays a huge role in such improvement and it has become an important for educator to meet student’s goal with a better approach

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Aug 3

Nowadays we live in a world where technology has become vital in our daily routines. I believe that learning how to use technology and the amount of time we spend using it is crucial but also I understand that in this modern times it’s ok to take advantage of what it can offer. So like you I would access internet and use technology when I need to.

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Aug 3

This week I had an assignment which challenged me in this particular Habit of Mind. I was supposed to write an educational proposal for a lesson plan, publish it on YouthVoices and then comment on several of my peers’ works. I did this, for the most part, but my own lack of attention to detail got me caught up in the final stages, causing me to have to go back over my own work.

There were some specific guidelines for discussion that I was required to follow, but I neglected to carefully study to the specific requirements. Although nothing bad happened, I did end up having to rewrite a comment in the more specific format that was specified. It was an example of how sometimes, the nitty-gritty details can get you — so watch out!

In contrast to the importance of accuracy and precision, I do also think that consciously employing the opposite approach from time to time can be a necessary, rewarding and fun endeavor. In a musical situation, for example, it can be often be entirely appropriate to employ a “loose” type of mindset. Such instances might include if you’re a composer and you need to paraphrase a musical idea, if you’re a soloist and you want to avoid a “rigid” type of sound, or if you’re an improvisor and you are striving for wide variation from a common theme. In these cases, a controlled, broad kind of inaccuracy is the name of the game!

I guess in the end, like anything, what does any skill mean without its opposite? What is repetition without variance? What is control without chaos? What is logic without irrationality? What is orderly without the disorderly? What is soft without loud, or high without low, wide without narrow, or sparse without dense?

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Aug 3

I found this quote to be relevant to the teaching of mathematics while developing or teaching the Habits of Mind in the classroom. Marina demonstrated creativity in using the creation of video for the purpose of teaching students these skills. I provided her with a link to a video where students use questions trying to solve a problem. Marina’s work provided the mean for me to plan and to connect “Questioning and Posing Problems” to the teaching of number operations in mathematics. I connected the Habit of Mind of questioning and posing problems to using the " wonder and notice" while teaching numerations.

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Aug 3

The work produced while working on the Habits of Mind dispositions and the implementation with students in the classroom forced me to learn each of the sixteen skills.
While commenting on Marlen post I noticed that her work was on the implementation “Persisting” during her restorative circles in her class on Mondays and Fridays, She clearly presented the settings and steps on delivering the the activities. But I felt, that the problem of cellphones among others was a problem that many of the school teachers are facing today. I suggested her to watch a video on which the presenter demonstrates techniques and steps in conducting the restorative circles. The lesson was using these circles meetings to develop or enhance the skill of persisting and in the video and in the activities described in the letter of proposal.

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Aug 2

“Gathering Data Through All Senses” This is an integral part of learning because when a students view, hear and touch what is to be learning, the acquisition would be easier. This is aligned with the multimodal concept since it requires for visual, auditory, and kinesthetic sensory elements to be present in a piece of literature to have a better impact on the learner. I also see the implementation of the development of his HOM in the 3-K centers as they interact with the different foundation activities. In the 3-K centers each sense is developed including the gustatory and olfactory that can be taught during lunch time.

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Aug 2

The main objective of the innovative approaches are very clear when the author wrote: “Habits of Mind are dispositions people need to implement when confronted with problems and situations to which the answers are not immediately apparent” This implies that they are not just for teachers and students, they should be available for parents as well. Just like teachers dealing with students and parents, students dealing with the academic activities, and parents facing their children difficult challenges the Habits of Mind would be a great resource for all.
As educator of mostly minority students I have met families who need the school support in order to support their children education and by providing workshops to parents geared to the teaching of the different skills of the HOM, the complete school community will be involved in the new movement of teaching and learning these modalities. Together we can create a better population of learners.

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Aug 2

Understanding the Habits of mind will make a great impact on the teaching style of any educator. For example the traditional way of teaching a mathematic lesson on number operations takes a different dimension when it taught or delivered by HOM trained educator in contract with a traditional educator. I remember writing on the board operations such as : 4+5 =. 6+9=, and os on. Today, after learning the approach “Creating, Imagining, and Innovating”, I will use the “notice, and wonder”to illicit the students to be creative and imagine or to wonder about the task. Instead of giving them operational fact as shown previously, I will write two numbers on the board and ask them what do they wonder about the two digits without sharing their wonders aloud. Next, I will ask students what do they notice followed by an oral explanation. For example, if given the 4 and 5, some students may say that is 9, others, the answer is 20, or maybe one is even and the other is odd.
This is way to implement the Habits of Mind in mathematics. It is important that every answer should charted down on the board for the teacher and students to review each “notice” for correction or changes if necessary.

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Aug 1

We have done many multimodal work. Which have been interesting. For example It is important for a teacher to use an appropiate multimodal for the lesson. In my case I will use a digital multimedia for a better communication. Since many of our students are visuals.

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Aug 1

I have always been very fearful when it comes to asking for help. I always think they will think I am very stupid. And it’s my mistake. I have had to learn little by little to ask for help and stop my bad thoughts. Everyone is in a learning process.

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Aug 1

Efficacious people never give up. Unfortunately, students often give up in their class work. I often talk to them and put me as an example. I tell them that I have two jobs, three daughters and I am completing my Masters. I always try to tell them that there is nothing impossible in life.

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Aug 1

Hi Regina,

I had similar experience with my high school diploma. It was a headache for me to received. My cousins had to do multiple trips to the school. However, I did received and was able to become a CUNY student as you.

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Aug 1

We should come together to gain from one another. information being shared between people can only help in the present time and future generations.

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Aug 1
I am happy you are at a place where you are free.

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