Ms Dryg Teaches

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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Thinking about thinking; Knowledge

"we need to understand if we are to avoid past mistakes and move in productive directions. " Howard Gardner

Essential questions:
  • Why are we here, in school, at WJPS?( to gain knowledge)
  • What is knowledge?
  • How do we get knowledge?(we learn it)
  • How do we/why do we work in groups, teams?
  1. Share out from weekend assignment.
    • grade 7 perception
    • grade 9 blogging
  2. Group discussion: Why are we here, in school, at WJPS?
    (to gain knowledge, understanding, by learning)to become knowledgeable.
  3. Individual writing, "What is (becoming) knowledge; what different ways are there to gain knowledge?"
    silent, indiv. writing in notebook-journal
    I write with them
  4. how do we work in groups? class discusses protocals for respectful group communication
  5. break up into small groups to share definitions and ways to get knowledge
  6. come to a consensus on a definition of knowledge
  7. groups write it out on chart paper
  8. groups present
  9. class discussion of multiple intelligences
      At the core of this theory is the recognition that people think and learn differently and that intelligence can be expressed in a multitude of ways. students understand their strengths and challenges using multiple intelligence as a tool. Students learn to use strengths to acquire new information and work on more fully developing their knowledge in areas that are a challenge for them.
  10. debrief: MI test, "how do you learn best?" do at home
    • 7th grade
    • 9th grade
  11. Reflective individual writing


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