My “Why” as an Educator

Why? My purpose is to keep and maintain a “Whatever It Takes” mindset. I will be fair-minded, compassionate,  patient, and empathetic with students, staff, and parents. I will be a visible presence to all around me and always be available to handle concerns with respect, kindness, and a spirit of understanding of other people’s perspectives.Continue reading “My “Why” as an Educator”

Mrs. Cooper’s UbD Design

Big Hairy Audacious Goal:  My students will learn lifelong skills that they will be able to take with them in the real world. This is based on my learning philosophy.  Eportfolios will prepare my students for their future by helping them to increase their college readiness skills, digital literacy, and goal-setting foundations. They will alsoContinue reading “Mrs. Cooper’s UbD Design”

Creating Significant Learning Environments

One of the most important ways to increase learning is to create significant learning environments. They help students engage and connect with the learning that is taking place in the classroom. In the article “It’s about Learning” by Harapnuik the Finks Taxonomy design and principles were discussed. This design includes many factors that help theContinue reading “Creating Significant Learning Environments”

10 Benefits of an ePortfolio

The amount of research that I have done on the power of an ePortfolio has been extremely eye opening. I had the chance to read a very insightful article by Karen Barnstable. I have attached the link as well. https://kbarnstable.wordpress.com/2010/01/08/41-benefits-of-an-eportfolio/ Barnstable categorized and explained a multitude of benefits that ePortfolio’s can have on student, staffContinue reading “10 Benefits of an ePortfolio”

Connecting and Communicating DLL Ideas

While making my way through the DLL program I have been able to discover the benefits of utilizing technology to its fullest extent. One of the pros of being in this program while teaching in the classroom is having the option to practice what I have learned on my students during lessons. In my previousContinue reading “Connecting and Communicating DLL Ideas”