Posts by thomasc3

Comment on Self-Regulated Learners by thomasc3

I think we do try and move students toward SRL at the high school level, but they do not make it easy. They are more motivated by grades than they are in learning. With Honors and AP students I do find that it easier to “train” them to become more independent learners. It seems to me that the two most motivating factors for students are grades and interest in the subject. I have found that for some students a high interest in the subject drives them to want to learn more and become more successful and so they develop into SRL. I think this probably works for all of us…. if we like what we are studying we tend to take on a more independent role when learning the material.

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Comment on Self Regulated Learning in the Flipped Class by thomasc3

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 prepared. I use “clickers” to evaluate how prepared they are to move forward with the lesson. They do not like to see that they are behind other in the class and this also motivates them. I probably do not “encourage” those Honors students that are choosing to not use the online resources… I let them know that it is not acceptable to come to class unprepared and that if they are unwilling to prepare for class…. maybe Honors Chemistry is not the place for them. Not politically correct, I know. After I lay it on the line with them… I then let them know that I feel that they are very capable students and I would like to see them become successful in the class. I would say by the middle of the 2nd quarter most students are on board… but not all…. and that is their choice. Starting earlier and much kinder with your young students would certainly help to prepare them for high school and college.

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Self Regulated Learning in the Flipped Class

If self-regulated learners need to be aware of their academic strengths and weaknesses, I worry that many of my Honors students, even some of my AP students have not yet reached this level of maturity.  Students that are self-regulated learners enjoy challenges and opportunities to practice and develop a deeper understanding of the subject matter.  … Continue reading Self Regulated Learning in the Flipped Class

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TPACK2

I moved the use and support for video production to TPK as you suggested and added a final statement to TPACK.  The changes are in bold. Lesson Description This is a lesson that introduces the conceptual understandings needed to further study the gas laws.  The lesson will be a qualitative inquiry introduction to the gas … Continue reading TPACK2

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TPACK2

I moved the use and support for video production to TPK as you suggested and added a final statement to TPACK.  The changes are in bold.   Lesson Description This is a lesson that introduces the conceptual understandings needed to further study the gas laws.  The lesson will be a qualitative inquiry introduction to the … Continue reading TPACK2

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Comment on Instructor Roles by thomasc3

Kelyn,
I think you will have your hands full with the Interaction facilitator role in your module. I agree you will probably need to give a lot of guidance to your younger students. It sounds like it will be an exciting opportunity for the students!

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Comment on Roles – McQuiddy by thomasc3

Sarah,
I think that you will certainly feel more comfortable giving face to face feedback during class time. I think I will be doing the same with my module, even when they are working on the online components in class, I am sure I will be going around the class and interacting directly with the students…. it is just what we teachers do!!

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Comment on Teaching Roles by thomasc3

Lynn,
I agree that those of us that have already developed a relationship with our students in the classroom, will have a different type of Social Role than those teachers that have a purely online class. I would have a difficult time with the social …

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