Katie Wood
Wrapping up the 2019 NAAE Virtual Book Club   Assignment Tracker is now up to date as of 8.8.19.   Timeline for activities: The links are clickable when the assignments are available. Date Reading Activity Discussions    Read Ch. 1-3     Memorable Beginnings Ch 1-3 Reflection Questions June 20-June 28 Read Ch. 4     Gamification --…
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Katie Wood
The Assignment Tracker is up to date as of August 8, 2019.
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Sarah Warren
Wow! Can you believe it? We've already reached the end of this summer's Virtual Book Club. You have all done an excellent job at encouraging one another, building your Professional Learning Network, and being authentic with yourselves.  Chapter 9 was short but packed with some great insights. Tisha expresses a lot of the concerns and self-doubt… (Show more)
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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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Sarah Warren
Let’s step away from all of the marvelous lesson plans we have been fine-tuning and get a little creative this week! Tisha brought true tears to my eyes as she recounts all the ways in which she has found meaning in her positive impact on students, as well as her reflective attitude in acknowledging those who have impacted her. In keeping with…
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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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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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Sarah Warren
Real. Honest. Genuine. Legitimate. Meaningful.   Authenticity is a vital component of an effective classroom, for all parties involved. We encourage our students to find and express their true selves, we attempt to be as honest with them as we can, and we strive to create authentic experiences through our lessons that will ultimately prepare them…
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Sarah Warren
Growing up, one of my favorite movies was the Wizard of Oz. I was so enthralled by the Land of Oz – the elaborate outfits, the vibrant colors, the enchanting characters…One of my favorite parts of the movie was the “horse of a different color” scene, where Dorothy is captivated by the steed that seemed to shift its shade as it pulled her carriage… (Show more)
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1) What are some pop culture themes, or television concepts (game shows, series, etc) that you can layer over your curriculum to make the content come to life in a way that is relevant to your students?   2) What kinds of activities could you do in your classroom to build a sense of community and belonging?   3) #GratitudeSnaps - What is one… (Show more)
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