Friday, August 29, 2014

Today's EW...

We will be taking our vocab quiz today .  Use this time to hop on over to Quizlet and study the words for Teaching as a Profession and Becoming a Teacher.  Remember, today's quiz will include terms from previous quizzes.

No EW today...

We will finish up the Growth and Development puzzle  and round out the morning with some notes.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Presenting Today...

No EW.  Please be ready to present your information about your Child Development Theorist to our class.  Be sure to:

  • speak loud and clearly.
  • make good eye contact.
  • face the class.
  • answer any questions we may have.
  • give examples of your theory.
  • tell us what area of development your theory relates to.
  • share and explain your opinion

No EW today

We need to finish up yesterday's discussion and notes about the challenges of being a parent.  After that, we'll be starting the "Wanna be a Parent" scenario project.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


We will be wrapping up yesterday's jigsaw assignment.  Use the first few minutes of class to finish your reading and notes.  Next, write the notes that you have on the boards in the back of the room.  After that, we will take turns presenting the information.  Looking forward to hear what you have to say.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It's time for review.

It's always good to stop and check what we have learned and mastered or perhaps what we need more time on.  So today, we will be working the chapter review.  For that reason, there is no EW.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Becoming a Teacher

As with any professional career, there are unique words and phrases used on the job.  The teaching field is no different.  You will likely hear and use the following terms beginning in college and then beyond.

  • grant
  • job shadowing
  • service-learning
  • prerequisite course
  • proficiency test
  • student teaching
  • cooperating teacher
  • certified teacher
  • reciprocal agreements
  • teaching license
  • personal portfolio
  • artifacts
Your turn:  Discuss with a partner what you think each of these terms mean.  After you discuss all of them, choose one word and write it on the board.  Then, write your definition of the word next to it.  Do not pick the same word as your partner or anyone else in the room.

Multiple Intelligences

They say that everyone has eight areas of intelligence that they will develop.  These areas include:

  1. visual-spatial
  2. bodily kinesthetic
  3. musical
  4. interpersonal
  5. intrapersonal
  6. linguistic
  7. logical-mathematical
  8. naturalist
It is also said that people reach the height of their own intelligence by developing each of these areas.  However, most will favor or be stronger in one or two particular areas.

Your turn: Take the in class multiple intelligence quiz to see what areas are your strongest.

Memory check

Last week, we discussed parenting styles and gave some examples of each.  You should recall that there are three styles, but what else do you recall?

Your turn:  For your EW, name the three parenting styles and list two characteristics for each.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Today's EW...

We will be taking our vocab quiz today .  Use this time to hop on over to Quizlet and study the words for Teaching as a Profession.

It's time for...

It's been a busy week.  We've discussed quite a bit of info.  It's your turn to show what you know.

Your turn:  On paper or google doc, answer the following:
  1. What are three of the five developmental tasks?
  2. What four things are influenced by heredity?
  3. What are five environmental factors that influence us?
  4. If Big Bird had been raised in a single family home, what could have been some challenges for his family?  Name two.

***Tips for greatness:  Title your paper, put the date, number your answers, use a bulleted list for answers, give each list a title (this helps later when you are trying to find quiz or test answers), and turn it in or share.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

There is no early work today since we'll be testing.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Who's up?

We are finishing the Paper Plate Project Today.  All class members are expected to orally share theirs with the class.  Let's keep it basic - one minute, tell us about your family and it's characteristics.  

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Work in Progress

 Let's wrap up those Teacher Wanted Posters. Then we'll move onto great new things.


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Today we will be working on our projects in class.  You have the first half of class for project completion.  The second half of class will be used for presentations.

Friday, August 15, 2014

The results are in...

Your Turn: You just completed your first year of teaching and what a challenge it was.  Summer is upon you and you are thrilled.  Yay for careers with summers off!  In one  to two paragraphs, describe what you plan to do for your summer off.