• The flipped class seems like an interesting concept. An entire class dedicated to doing what I do at the beginning of many of my lessons. I was having questions about whether or not 7th graders can accomplish SRL […]

  • kwlearnonline posted a new activity comment 5 years ago

    The flipped class seems like an interesting concept. An entire class dedicated to doing what I do at the beginning of many of my lessons. I was having questions about whether or not 7th graders can accomplish SRL and I think as they get to high school, in your type of class, that is a great learning experience and forces them to use SRL (sink or…[Read more]

    • Kim,
      The students usually do finally get on board, when they figure out that I am not changing my teaching method and they are not getting the grades that they want. I have only Honors students and so the grade factor is a great motivator. I cannot be sure if they get any better at self-monitoring, but they do start to come to class better…[Read more]

  • Thank you for your insight, Lisa. I can definitely see some of my students getting it right away. I spoke with my daughter who is a freshman in college and she is very organized. She has shown examples of srl […]

  • kwlearnonline posted a new activity comment 5 years ago

    Thank you for your insight, Lisa. I can definitely see some of my students getting it right away. I spoke with my daughter who is a freshman in college and she is very organized. She has shown examples of srl throughout high school and into her college life. I asked her the other day when she figured out that she became aware that she…[Read more]

  • In an ideal class, I have faith in my students to be able to create great things and experience a deeper learning of others’ perspectives through this module. I would love to hand them the assignment, explain t […]

  • In an ideal class, I have faith in my students to be able to create great things and experience a deeper learning of others’ perspectives through this module. I would love to hand them the assignment, e […]

    • Having taught middle school, yes, I think it is possible for pre-teens to at least improve their self-regulation. You are on target when you wrote that the new behaviors would have to be practiced often. When I have worked with students with learning disabilities typically a structure is given to the student and then it is tweaked and slowly withdrawn as the student masters the new skill. Student buy-in can sometimes be elusive. SRL is definitely not something we can mention once or twice and just expect secondary school students to just “do”.

      • Thank you for your insight, Lisa. I can definitely see some of my students getting it right away. I spoke with my daughter who is a freshman in college and she is very organized. She has shown examples of srl throughout high school and into her college life. I asked her the other day when she figured out that she became aware that she self-monitored her education in the form of keeping a calendar, working with due dates for assignments and sequencing what was most important to finish in which order. She stated that perhaps late 8th grade and definitely once she was a freshman in high school. I believe we can definitely introduce the concept and practice it a lot in the 7th grade, but I feel mastery of it will not come until a little later.

    • I agree that it is something that must be taught and reinforced repeatedly in order for them to master it. I do believe that one of the reasons your daughter mastered it early on was because you taught her to do it and to me that is the key. If a student is in a home where independence and self regulation is taught and encouraged and absolutely reinforced then they get it. Unfortunately, I do not believe in our current society that is what is being taught. I do think that many families are teaching students that it is up to the teacher and the school system to keep them on track and regulate everything for them. Just my thoughts………

    • I think it would be possible for younger students to begin to become SRL. I am not sure, but would think the individual skills necessary to become a SRL could be introduced at a young age that then build and reinforced as the student moves through grade levels. Maybe work on specific study skills that build success and move on from there?

    • First of all, I love your idea about modeling self reflection by discussing with the students how you reflect on your job based on their assessments, conversations etc. I think it is always beneficial (no matter age or level) to learn by watching.

      I agree it needs to be taught and I am increasingly interested in learning how to do so (especially with the possibility of PHS going 1 to 1 next year). I think self regulated learning is important to instill in all of our students, no matter their level or the type of educational setting and it’s something that students should continually practice until it’s mastered. The question is however 1. how do we go about that? and 2. where do we find the time to do so with the pressures of SOLs etc.?

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  • kwlearnonline posted a new activity comment 5 years ago

    Okay. It is Monday. Hopefully, this will show up now.

  • I revised the old one and obviously wasn’t paying attention that I was supposed to put it in a new post, until this morning when I didn’t see my post. So, here it is. Sorry Have a great week everyone!

  • kwlearnonline posted a new activity comment 5 years ago

    I revised the old one and obviously wasn’t paying attention that I was supposed to put it in a new post, until this morning when I didn’t see my post. So, here it is. Sorry Have a great week everyone!

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    Revised TPACK Lesson Description
    Students will be identifying different perspectives of people in America that were affected by the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. The population of learners for […]

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    Revised TPACK Lesson Description

    Students will be identifying different perspectives of people in America that were affected by the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. The population of […]

    • I revised the old one and obviously wasn’t paying attention that I was supposed to put it in a new post, until this morning when I didn’t see my post. So, here it is. Sorry Have a great week everyone!

    • Okay. It is Monday. Hopefully, this will show up now.

  • I cannot believe I missed the TPK! So sorry. I went back and filled that in. Hopefully, it stands a little better now. Please, if you have a chance, check it to see if I need to adjust it. I have so much […]

  • kwlearnonline posted a new activity comment 5 years ago

    I cannot believe I missed the TPK! So sorry. I went back and filled that in. Hopefully, it stands a little better now. Please, if you have a chance, check it to see if I need to adjust it. I have so much information swimming in my head. Thank you for the positive feedback on some of this post. I needed it. I am slowly starting to develop an…[Read more]

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    For my module, I set up a concept map and then asked myself, what does this activity accomplish? I am a serious note-taker and I have to think about how students would best organize notes created in the […]

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    For my module, I set up a concept map and then asked myself, what does this activity accomplish? I am a serious note-taker and I have to think about how students would best organize notes created in the […]

  • I see a lot of roles being played by you, Debbie. I feel that they will be necessary with your module because it is difficult to keep 8th graders’ eyes on the ball of the future when most of them live in the “ […]

  • kwlearnonline posted a new activity comment 5 years ago

    I see a lot of roles being played by you, Debbie. I feel that they will be necessary with your module because it is difficult to keep 8th graders’ eyes on the ball of the future when most of them live in the “now”. Having them connect with current classes is a great idea and it takes an interactive facilitator to keep them engaged. I probably…[Read more]

  • Teaching and learning is decidedly different when comparing and contrasting a traditional classroom environment with that of online learning. Because of the lack of non-verbal cues and expression from other […]

  • Teaching and learning is decidedly different when comparing and contrasting a traditional classroom environment with that of online learning. Because of the lack of non-verbal cues and expression from other […]

    • I think your intriguing hook will be the discussion that allows students to voice their opinion. They tend to get very excited about any form of a competition. I think your topic would make an interesting debate – who can present the most evidence to prove their point of view.

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