SHARING THE PLATFORM OF INSTRUCTION

By Maria Greene|April 23, 2015|Reflection|5 comments

Do you share the platform of instruction with your students? How comfortable are you in sharing this platform? What are your prohibitions in doing so? Are you afraid that they will perform this task better than you? I am happy if they do then that is a really good indicator that they ‘got it.’ I’ll like to share one of the many examples in which I share the platform with

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Classroom Instruction: Ways of Knowing

By Maria Greene|April 23, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

As an educator, how well do you understand the Urban American school culture? By culture, I incorporate the many definitions used by Sewell (2005), culture as “learned behavior, an institutional sphere, a system of symbols and meanings, and as practice.” Is your mode of instruction in the classroom unidirectional or is there a respectful exchange of knowledge between Instructor and students? I raised these questions because as educators, we may

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Mindfulness as a Legitimate Praxis in Teaching and Learning

By Maria Greene|April 23, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

The very rich, engaging and rewarding presentation given by Richard Lissemore, Ryan Donovan and Hilarie Ashton inspired me to revisit some articles that I read on ‘mindfulness.” ‘Mindfulness’ although not new is an up and rising praxis that is being incorporated in the practice of teaching and learning. One of the articles that I read was written by Dr. David Forbes. You can access the article via this link: http://beamsandstruts.com/articles/item/982-occupy-mindfulness.

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