Another great week of 801 is in the books (and just another 5 sessions left this semester); how time flys when you’re reading about student resistance! That said, here are a few items of note:
- 1. UNIT PLAN: Turn in the whole Unit One assignment as a singular document (including part 5) by Sunday at 9pm (Try to keep the the final version between 3-4 pages).
- 2. PICK TWO STUDENTS: From your focus class, select two you might want to focus on for Unit 2. You might ask, “which students?!” Hint: Unit 2 will be about engaging ‘resistant students’, so you may want to think along those lines. Keep those students in mind over the next two weeks.
- 3. MAKE ME!: Before you come back read Make Me!, Chapter 4-7 (that is, read your assigned chapter):
Chapter 4: Mike B, Andrea, Kayla, Hunter, & Josh
Chapter 5: Alexander, Madeline, Julian, Grace, & Blake
Chapter 6: Evan, Shelby, Ryan, Abby, & Matt
Chapter 7: Yue, Jacob, Jenny, Kathryn, & Lance
Know that I’m looking forward to hearing how your guided lead-teaching goes, best wishes with that.
Have a tranquil weekend,
TE 801 – 9.14.18
1. UNIT PLAN: besides cleaning up part 1 as needed based off of our lecture/discussion/examples today: Do Part 2, “The Interpretation: What’s going on?” by Sunday, 9/16 at 9 pm. Please post it on D2L. For next Friday, bring a draft of Part 3, “Filling your toolbox”. This doesn’t have to be posted or complete. FYI, I’m tentatively planning on giving some time to workshop next Friday.
2. Read Make Me!, Chapter 2. Read it, talk back to the text. Since I’m on a **dogfooding kick, we will use the attached document (in 3 formats) to help you read & process this. Get ready, it’s not only dense reading, but you’ll notice Tosholis attempting to challenge wider and often unchecked discourses regarding power & inequity both in school and society.
3. Dogfooding: Here’s a place to invest about 12 minutes: you can either listen or read the transcript as Jennifer Gonzalez talks about ‘dogfooding’, the process of doing your own assignments.
TE 801 – 9.7
1. DO part one of the Unit Plan: Understanding Rules & Reinforcements: The Incident Report”. This should just be a paragraph or so, not too much heavy lifting… Know this is a somewhat open-ended assignment, but to guide your thinking, consider normal and general problems of practice that case reasoning can be applied to. The rubric/description is attached & posted on D2L. Please submit this in D2L by this Sunday (9/9) by 9 pm.
– I’ve posted a folder in D2L under the “Assessments tab” in the “Assignments link”. If you have an issue w D2L, just email it to me. If you need more time, let me know in advance.
2. READ all of chapter 1 in Make Me!. I imagine some of you will appreciate how Toshalis defines and thoughtful responds to “student resistance”.
3. RAID (I mean, just skim) MSCM ch. 12 (in the 5th edition… the chapter is entitled, “Responding Effectively to Inappropriate Behavior”. As you skim, note A) 1 thing that seems obvious and B) 1 thing you doubt.
Via The Cult of Pedagogy podcast, Jennifer Gonzalez talks about ‘dogfooding’, the process of doing your own assignments.
From increasing your understanding of the past, to simply being entertained by good ‘ole fashioned story-telling, podcasting can be both productive and enjoyable. Here are a few interesting and popular podcasts that’ll help you be history-savvy:
Regarding the Santiago reading, do these two things after thoughtfully reading the 17-ish assigned pages (described in your email):
1) On your site, post 4 questions from/about the text by class on Thursday April 27th; two close-ended questions that can be answered factually about the essence of piece and two open-ended questions that require extended analysis and/or practical application. Don’t try to be fancy, just ask your peers to make helpful and real-world connections. Dig it?
2) Respond to your assigned peers Q’s by Sunday, April 30th by 11:59pm. Note that we are giving you plenty of extra time to help you plan around your other assignments and responsibilities for the exam.