Ms Dryg Teaches

I wanna be a better teacher :-)

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Day 1: 9/5/06

"I want my children to understand the world, but not just because the world is fascinating and the human mind is curious. I want them to understand it so that they will be positioned to make it a better place. Knowledge is not the same as morality, but we need to understand if we are to avoid past mistakes and move in productive directions. An important part of that understanding is knowing who we are and what we can do... Ultimately, we must synthesize our understandings for ourselves. The performance of understanding that try matters are the ones we carry out as human beings in an imperfect world which we can affect for good or for ill. (Howard Gardner 1999: 180-181)"

Essential questions
  • Who are we? Introductions.
  1. introductions, I model my own intro, "What I'd like you to know about me"
  2. Page numbers in notebook
  3. Individual writing, "what I'd like you to know about me"
    I write with them
  4. pair and share
  5. Introduce your partner to the rest of the class


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