This blog is for educators using the metacognitive framework - "nothing less than an internal dialogue with oneself. It is the process of bringing past experiences to a conscious level, analyzing them, and determining better ways to think and behave in the future" Roland Barth. I will be continuing to post SEL information on this website because metacognition is the basis for SEL.
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
English Companion on Ning
New articles on the use of the internet for creating community and collaboration.
The World's Largest English Department
A Ning group for English teachers reveals the potential of online social networking to break the culture of professional isolation.
Burke, J. (2009). English companion: Where English teachers meet to help each other. Retrieved March 3, 2009, from englishcompanion.ning.com
Teachers are concerned with developing 21st century literacy methods that help students achieve their Adequate Yearly Progress in light of No Child Left Behind. Some school districts are providing the type of professional development that will afford teachers first-hand opportunities for inquiry and collaboration for integrating theory with classroom pedagogy. Research has shown that collaborative learning groups are the most efficient way to provide social constructivist professional development that leads to school reform (Garet, Porter, Desimone, Birman, & Yoon, 2001). With readily accessible technological advances in communication, it is reasonable for teachers seeking to improve their practice to collaborate in a public forum that meets their needs...