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Archive for March 2010

Teamwork – a Mixed Motive Situation

March 17, 2010

“It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn’t matter who gets the credit.” Anonymous A successful team completes its task, maintains good social relations, and promotes its members’ personal and professional development.  Completing the task isn’t the hardest part of teamwork, although it often feels that way. Many teams feel that their […]

The REALITY of Teaching

March 14, 2010

” A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.” Patricia Neal In our last class we had a discussion about assessment – does it really matter, do the teachers really care?  Do the students really care?  Is it really important that everyone learn something?  Is passing the […]

Don’t Grade With a Red Pen

March 11, 2010

“Good teaching constantly asks about old understandings in new ways, calls for new applications, and draws new connections.  And good assessment does the same.” Dr. Lorrie Shepard, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder I attended the winter Olympics in Salt Lake City in 2002.  Our friends did a great job of videotaping the event, and I […]

A Gold Medal Teacher

March 3, 2010

“If you don’t try to win you might as well hold the Olympics in somebody’s back yard.” Jesse Owens, Olympian The winter olympics have captured our attention for the past couple of weeks.  Competition, success, failure, devestation, perserverance, unexpected conditions, slips and falls, victory.  It made me curious. . . if there were an olympic […]

What’s Your Perspective?

March 1, 2010

“Every reform was once a private opinion, and when it shall be a private opinion again, it will solve the problem of the age.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Recently I took the Teaching Perspectives Inventory (Pratt and Collins).  Pratt identifies a perspective on teaching as an ‘inter-related set of beliefs and intentions that gives direction and […]