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Don't call me a good teacher, call me a good learner

In 8th grade Social Studies we recently finished out latest Project Based Learning endeavor. The driving question was should Native American be allowed to operate casinos on tribal land. The idea was that in answering the question students would address Manifest Destiny, westward expansion, Andrew Jackson, Trail of Tears, ideas of sovereignty, the India Removal Act, etc. They would also have to think about what this means in a contemporary fashion. Therefore, they studied court cases,… Continue

Added by Timothy Patrick Monreal on April 23, 2011 at 1:53am — 1 Comment

The Three C's

The Three C's

Creativity, Choice, Cooperation





I am sure my cute little moniker is stolen from somebody, but until I specifically hear so I am calling it my own. It has a nice ring to it and simply sums up a few essential parts of learning. When designing lessons, units, projects, classes, or even schools are we actively putting choice, creativity, and cooperation in the forefront? These three C's should be embedded into not only the academic nature of schooling, but also the… Continue

Added by Timothy Patrick Monreal on April 17, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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