Tuesday, March 24, 2009


How do I assess student learning?
I will assess student learning by making sure that my lessons are well developed and presented in a manner that students gain understanding.
On the blog student were assessed on if they understood the impact of their participation and their ability to communicate why or why not they would participate in the March on Washington.

How do I involve students in the assessment process?
I would involve students in this process by role-playing. I would let them be the teacher and decide what grade they would give each other on the blog entries. They would have to explain the rationale for their grade.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

How can I use the Internet to support my teaching and student learning?
I can use the Internet to help my student do research and communication.

How can I ensure responsible and appropriate use of the Internet?
I can ensure responsible and appropriate us of the Internet by having hotlinks for the students to go on, very closely monitoring the students on the Internet, going over the acceptable use policy, and handling all violations.

Student samples:
My students will be assigned a situation that is discrimination and they will have to research and see how they would have dealt with it in the early 20th century.
They will have to research which laws changed this situation.

Monday, February 23, 2009

I think that this is incredible. Young people do not give much thought to nutrition and how it affects their lives. I think that this unit will make them more aware of the connection between proper nutrition and and longevity.
I had a funny experience trying to teach proportions, similarities and differences to my special education class. I wish you lots of luck.
Mandy, I really think that you did a fantastic job setting up your blog page. I really like the curriculum framing information and your profile. Suggestion: The essential question seemed very broad.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Unit: The Civil Rights Movement

Essential Questions

How did Jim Crow Laws change the rights African-Americans gained in the Civil War Amendments?

What changes did Dr. Martin Luther King bring to the Civil Rights Movement?

Did separate schools in the early 20th century need to be changed?

How did the nonviolent protests change the minds of Americans who resisted change in race relations?

How did Park's refusal to give up her seat make African-Americans feel they could force change in America and South Carolina?