Sarah Warren
Hello all Virtual Book Club friends! Wow, what an awesome and MAGICAL summer we have had reading Make Learning Magical together! I hope you have taken the time to dig deep into your reflective mind, glean new information, and explore new ideas for your classroom. We have enjoyed spending the summer with you and have loved all of your responses.… (Show more)
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Samantha Srp
1) What is your "WHY?" My why is to be successful and make it through each year without burnout.  This year is going to be a tough one, but I am going to push through as best I can and be a little more outspoken when I don't approve of the way things are going.   2) Drop your Twitter @username to stay connected with your fellow Magicians! Sorry,…
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Samantha Srp
Usually the bulletin board at the front of my room is where I have extra copies of missing work.  There is a column with a folder of each day of the week for EACH course.  At the end of the week, the work is then put into class drawers.  Students have just been waiting and then digging through the drawers.  This year I plan to use that as a Legacy…
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Sarah Warren
Chapter 8 of Make Learning Magical is less about technique and more about our recurring theme of reflection. Tisha shares her own stories of impact, and challenges us to think from two angles - how can we have an impact on our students, and how have others in our lives had an impact on us? I love that she mentioned this quote from The Energy… (Show more)
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Samantha Srp
1) Whom could you invite into the classroom as part of an authentic audience for your students?   Being that im looking at Ag Business and live in a small town, I might try to bring in local business people to talk about their experience whether they are owners, managers or employees. Maybe even someone from the bank to talk about startup costs…
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Sarah Warren
Reflection was stressed greatly in this chapter of Make Learning Magical. Kolb's Learning Cycle, a popular educational theory, includes four cyclical steps that seem to mirror Tisha's ideas:        Being able to process and reflect internally on the information you are taking in is crucial to retaining that information, and transferring it to… (Show more)
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Katie Wood
These questions are to help guide you in your assignment for chapters 5 and 6. You don't have to answer all of them if you don't feel they pertain to your lesson/unit.   What are some ways that you have used technology in innovative ways in your classroom or school? What could students create to explore your content? What are the challenges… (Show more)
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Samantha Srp
1. What is a lesson plan that you have been wanting to take time to renovate/innovate? Please summarize the topic of lesson and how you currently teach it. Anything in my Ag Business class.  This is the last class in the pathway, so I have seniors that just take it to ensure they  get their 10 points OR seniors involved in FFA that need the class…
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Katie Wood
Tisha thoroughly covers the gamification process from start to finish in Gamified Experiences. Gamification has made a huge impact for her learners and on her teaching style and creativity. I know it can be a little overwhelming to think about gamifying your whole classroom. But, the great thing about gamification is that you can incorporate a…
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