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7 things Meme

7 things Meme

Matt Montagne tagged me for the “Seven things you don’t know about me” meme. 1.  I’m 1/2 French.  My father was born in France and is the only one of his 10 brothers and sisters who lives in the US.  My full name is Colette […]

Blogging to make a difference

Blogging to make a difference

I read with interest Will Richardson’s recent article in Edutopia about an 11 yr old girl named Laura who started a blog last year titled 25 days to make a difference.  In the article, Richardson shares the story of how she gets her ideas for […]

All Students meme

All Students meme

My friend and Google Certified Teacher  Christine Southard tagged me with this All Students meme that was started by Martha Thornburgh in response to a discussion with her teachers about ” Do you believe that all students can meet standard?”.  Martha was shocked to find that a large percentage of educators answered this question “no”.

Here are the rules of the meme:

1. Share three things that you believe about all students.
2. Reflect on your thoughts in your blog. (If you do not have a blog, you can share your ideas in a comment from this post.)
3. Be sure to link to this post and to where you were first tagged.
4. Tag your response with AllStudentsMeme
5. Invite others to join the conversation by tagging them to be a part of the meme.

This I believe …

That ALL students are capable of learning. Students may have situations or personal issues that hinder their learning but ultimately – each one CAN learn.  When we hear in the classroom “this is too hard” or “this is stupid” or “i didn’t understand it” – it doesn’t mean that a student CAN”T learn – it means more about the situation the student is learning in – but not their ability.  Our job as teachers is to determine what is going on and create an environment where the student BELIEVES they can learn too.

That Learners are unique and one cookie cutter approach is not going to be right for everyone. We need to provide opportunities where students can demonstrate their understanding in a variety of methods and in ways that best suit their personality.

That each person is a wonderful gift of our creator. God doesn’t make junk and each person has something about them that is beautiful and precious – maybe we as teachers (or just humans) don’t always see it.

This reminds me of the “This I Believe” website and NPR radio show.

So — I tag the following folks to participate in this meme:

Professional Development Meme

Professional Development Meme

Martha Thornburg tagged me for this Professional Development Goals Meme.  I first met Martha at a DEN event at the NCCE conference in Seattle but more recently the two of us represented the beautiful NW at the Google Teacher Academy.  She bugged me about finishing […]

8 Random facts about Colette

8 Random facts about Colette

Ethan tagged me for a meme that asks me to list 8 random facts about yourself. THE RULES Post these rules before you give your facts. List 8 random facts about yourself. At the end of your post, choose (tag) 8 people and list their […]