Sunday, March 19, 2017

Session 4: Question 1 Moving Forward

Chapter 10: The three practices he discussed in this chapter were: giving yourself permission, transparency, and trust. How do you see any or all of these practices helping you as you move towards creating an innovative culture in your classroom? Cite your page numbers. 

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  1. The development of trust is very important to the classroom and to student success. On page 142, the author states, "Instead, the students and teachers he's worked with have taken his trust and run with it. These students know about digital citizenship because of trust and high expectations." That reminds me of going to college. I watched as some freshmen girls took huge risks that first semester, seemingly going wild. They were from small towns or had been in very strict environments and didn't know how to handle the freedom. Come January for the second semester, they had to leave school. I never saw them again! My lessons from my wise parents while I still lived at home about expectations and boundaries served me well. I want to give the students permission to use technology within expectations and understanding that trust must be maintained.

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    1. @Melanie What a great story! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ I will definitely step up to make sure our new friends coming up continue to understand that digital citizenship and trust go hand in hand. It is also about understanding digital ethics as well as personal ethics.

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    2. I agree with Melanie Marshall's post on June 21st on trust being vital in building student success. When students feel trust, they feel confident and freedom to become risk takers. Building trust and confidence goes together as being a respectful and responsible digital citizen.

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  2. I believe we need to give ourselves permission to go to the next level. I agree about giving yourself a new title as a teacher of innovation (Kindle location 2229). In fact, I might change my Outlook signature to reflect that. To move forward as a teacher of innovation, we need to not paint ourselves to just content. We teach (or we should) so much more than content. This is all part of changing our mindset. If we change our mindset, we can change the professional development. If we can change the professional development, we can change instruction. If we can change instruction, we can change the learning to meet students' 21st century needs. BUT if our mindset, professional development, and instruction are still "Sit and Git"....πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”Let's start with mindset. Give yourself permission to change.

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  3. @Annie...when I saw this post on Twitter (http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/7440)
    I was reminded of this chapter. The dad was "supportive without interfering". It will lead to more innovation.

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  4. Giving yourself permission practice can help you move towards creativity an innovative culture in your classroom because it believe it starts with yourself. As Don states on page 134 " give yourself permission to innovative- to change the way you teach, learn, and collaborate." I think if we start by seeing ourselves as teachers of innovations, we can practice what we believe, to see education differently. It's not asking to change the wheel but to approach it from a different angle, a different perspective. I really believe that as a teacher you are a mom, nurse, councelor, a mentor, and anything else your student needs you to be to help them become who they are. So having said that, I think that we are innovative teachers, looking to enchance their learnings through technology, flexible seatings, and anything else that will help them suceed and all the while doing it by " doing things differently." Page 134

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