Creativity, Collaboration & Curiosity

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We appreciate your honesty to refine your classroom! The sincerity in your assignment for chapter four shows the dedication to your students to make their learning experience MAGICAL. Now that you have self-evaluated your lesson/unit/class, it is time to collaborate with other teachers.


However, before you collaborate with the rest of the group, we ask that you share some more of your creativity in this week's discussion post. It is a time to reflect on what you have already accomplished, and what you still may be looking for, for new ideas and approaches. Overall, the goal is to generate another resource for the group to pull ideas from while editing their lessons/units. 


You may have noticed that there are Collaboration Lesson Topics on home page of the book club under the assignment categories on the right. Your assignment from Chapter 4 has been categorized under one of those topics based on your responses. We would like for you to read through the lesson/unit of at least one other person's in the same category that your lesson/unit is in and to provide any ideas/feedback etc that you may have. Then try to branch out to one or two (or more if you have oodles of ideas!) other lesson topics and collaborate with them. 


After you have collaborated with your peers, put your pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and envision your new lesson plan/unit. Lay it out in a way that most makes sense for you. This could be a traditional lesson plan layout that your school district or state requires, or your own lesson plan format. It could also be more of a flow chart or timeline, or even more of a vision board. Once your outline of your new lesson/unit plan is ready, please follow the Uploading and Categorizing Files instructions to upload your response to the Creativity, Collaboration & Curiosity- Ch 5 & 6 folder.