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  1. MissH225

    MissH225 Comrade

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    Apr 28, 2009

    I posted this on the gen ed form but I thought I'd post it here too. This question was on an application (not much room to write the answer)

    The first question was: When you think about your students, in what major ways do you most want to influence their lives?

    Then the question I'm stuck on is: What two core teaching strategies do you most use to achieve this result?
     
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  3. melissa803

    melissa803 Comrade

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    How about you want them to become critical thinkers or problem solvers then you use think alouds or modelling to work on that...
     
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    Well... first you DO have to answer the first question (because it DOES have to relate).

    What influence do you want to be?

    I have longer answers- but a short version is: resourcefulness, perseverance, and life-long learning. Then what strategies would I use?

    "When in doubt-check it out" (dictionary/internet research skills) ... perseverance (critical thinking challenges that require trial and error) ... life-long learning (modeling and encouraging wonder, inquiry, and discovery).
     
  5. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    I know that in 10 years, many of them won't remember the math I'm currently teaching them.

    So I hope I'm teaching them how to think, and an appreciation for the world around them. I hope they're learning how to organize mathematical information, to see patterns and effectively find solutions. Real life may never present them with a scenario involving "2 trains leaving Chicago..." but it will, most definitely, presnet them with new scenarios where they'll need to use the same problem solving skills.

    I also want them to look back at my class as a place where learnng was important, but not as important as real life. Where bullying was not tolerated, where I demanded and showed respect for each person in the room. Where we joked a bit and had fun while still accomplishing our work. Where there was an adult who cared and a listening ear for those times when one was needed.
     

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