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As we part, take some time to inform me and your classmates about your plans for the future.
What college or university do you plan to attend? What will you be studying? (majoring and/or minoring) Do you plan to join any organizations, clubs, honor societies or other special groups while in college? What career do you hope to begin after college?
Post your response in the comments by 11:59 pm on Friday, May 18th.
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Philosophy of Education

As we approach the end of the year, it is a good time to reflect on what you have learned in the past several years of education and training classes. Towards the beginning of the year, you were asked to write a philosophy of teaching. At that time, you may have written something that sounded right, mixed with some of your own thoughts and feelings. Now that you have had some experience in the field of teaching, I would like for you to revise your philosophy of teaching. This time, your philosophy likely has some real feelings behind it.
Post your revised philosophy in the comments by 11:59 pm on Friday, May 18th.

Bullying

Bullying in schools is a nationwide problem with a lot of media attention.
There are many campaigns and laws in effect to prevent bullying.

How much do you really know about bullying in schools?
As a future educator, it is important to be able to recognize signs and know how to react to
bullying in your classroom or school.

Take this quiz: https://www.onlineexambuilder.com/exploring-the-nature-and-prevention-of-bullying/exam-71546

What score did you get? Were you surprised by your score? How well do you think you could recognize if one of your students were getting bullied? Would you know what to do if you saw a bullying incident?
Post your response to these questions in the comments by 11:59 pm on Friday, May 11th.

Student Learning

What do you think provides the teacher with the most accurate information about student learning?
Explain.

Post your response to this question in the comments by 11:59pm on Friday, April 27th.

Teacher Feedback

View this TED Talk: Bill Gates: Teachers need real feedback
http://www.ted.com/talks/bill_gates_teachers_need_real_feedback

Until recently, many teachers only got one word of feedback a year: “satisfactory.”
And with no feedback, no coaching, there’s just no way to improve. Bill Gates suggests that even
great teachers can get better with smart feedback — and lays out a program from his foundation to
bring it to every classroom.

Write a short response (about one paragraph) summarizing your thoughts and findings from watching this TED Talk.
Post your response in the comments by 11:59 pm on Friday, April 20th.

STAAR Testing

Complete this thought:
STAAR tests are important because…
STAAR tests are not reliable because...
The best determination of student success is...
Post your response in the comments by 11:59pm on Friday, April 13th.