Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Live Blogging: Unnatural Killers

As you listen to the inner circle discussion, offer your own thoughts and comments here. The outer circle can and should use the blog to have its discussion; as always, be sure to clarify to whom you are responding.

Please follow professional blogging guidelines: Use proper punctuation, capitalization, and complete sentences. Hit the F5 key to refresh so that you can see new comments.

Have fun!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Early Thoughts on Cultural Identity

Think about what you discussed today with your small group and with the class. Then, finish the following sentence and give a brief explanation of your response:

Americans in our generation value....

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

If You Really Knew Me...

In an effort to get to know each other and trust each other, I'd like you to take a little risk and post five things that you'd like other people in the class to know about you. The quirkier/more unique and personal, the better.

Here are my five:
1. I am a terrible sport and throw a fit when I lose--especially when it comes to board and card games.
2. I have a phobia of people throwing up.
3. I like to watch one rerun of "Scrubs" before going to bed because I find it relaxing.
4. Sometimes I'd rather curl up in bed and read a book than go out and socialize. I would have never admitted this in high school because I used to think that it made me a dork. Now I'm automatically a dork because I'm old and a teacher, so I don't really care.
5. I tell everybody that my knee never hurts and that ACL surgery wasn't that big of a deal, but my knee actually hurts everyday. I think I'm scared that it will never go back to normal, and I don't want everyone to think that I'm a whiner.

Your turn!

Your Ideal Classroom

What are three characteristics that would be part of a "perfect school" five years from now? Think about the roles of the student, teacher, and technology as you describe your ideal learning climate. As you consider this question, you might also think about what you might look for in your ideal college.

Please consider this question seriously and realistically, as your responses will be considered by our 21st Century Learning team.