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Lara Jensen
Wonderer. co-moderator. coach. IB Workshop Leader. Author. Teacher. Traveller. Currently Tech Integrator based in:
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Lara Jensen Dec 9
Many of us are writing report cards at this time of year and that always raises questions about assessment and evaluation. Join us on Dec 11 for the last before the break:
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Celeste Kirsh Dec 7
We are trying an experiment over here in land: from Dec 14th at 9am until about 5pm on Dec 16th we are going to be running a slow chat. Jump on, answer a question, then go about your life. Watch the gradual magic unfold.
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Lara Jensen Nov 27
Thx - I especially want to highlight this “researchers found no benefit to matching a student’s perceived learning style... Instead, teachers should focus on tried-and-true strategies such as combining text with pictures, which is superior to presenting either one alone.”
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Lara Jensen Nov 27
Everyone is innovating, creating and iterating as they problem solving. Valuable learning skills are being learned by creating cardboard toys for our Gr3 Force Fair Dec 2 -
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Lara Jensen Nov 27
Gr3 ideas are jumping off the page and becoming reality! So much excitement and learning as we create cardboard toys. Constraints: no bigger than 30x30x30 and NO TAPE
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Lara Jensen Nov 27
Thx for introducing us to the idea of a slow brainstorm to help make everyone's idea great before deciding which one to do as a group. These Gr3s are planning to make a cardboard toy for our Gr.3 Force Fair
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Lara Jensen Nov 27
Thx for helping Gr.5 put the finishing touches on their woodworking projects as part of our 1st unit where we explore how "Becoming comfortable with the design process enables us to view ourselves as able to make a difference to our lives and the lives of others."
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Lara Jensen Nov 27
Great resources for thinking about the definition and power of concept-based teaching and learning
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Lara Jensen Nov 26
It’s an evening of things that make me happy! (1) School musical rehearsal - done (2) dinner, reading blogs and drafting my own (3) picking up supplies for a grade 3 design project - in progress and (4) One of a Kind craft show – up next
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Lara Jensen Nov 25
Hey It worked last week so I am going to try it again this week. I’m heading to IQ at Yonge and St Clair around 5:30/5:45 Tuesday evening to grab a bite and blog/ read posts/ tweet. Come on by if you need a blog buddy.
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Lara Jensen Nov 21
Humans are interesting. We’ve known this for a while - why are we still needing to remind ourselves? I’m wondering what the conditions are that make this challenging? And what can we do about them? Great provocation for some self-reflection!
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Lara Jensen Nov 21
“When a flower doesn’t bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.” -A. den Heiner — Great reminder
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Lara Jensen Nov 20
NEED to? Nope - I just find it helpful sometimes. I think authenticity is important though... ;-)
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Lara Jensen Nov 20
I like “introducing” them by reflecting on what happened in a previous lesson. So they're not completely out of context. E.g. if there was a conflict, we introduce self-management, get ideas about what it looks/sounds/feels like, do activity, reflect on self-management
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Lara Jensen Nov 20
So interesting to see how similar/ different is in different regions even with the same topic!
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Lara Jensen Nov 20
If there is a topic you’d like us to discuss at an upcoming then let us know.
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Lara Jensen Nov 20
Keep using the hashtag and/or join us in 2 weeks for another
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Lara Jensen Nov 20
Thanks for moderating tonight !
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Lara Jensen Nov 20
Replying to @KeeneeLou
A6: I am finding that even with 10 year-olds priming thinking about ATLs before learning engagements and then thinking about how we used them or further defining them afterwards is building understanding - could work with younger students as well
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Lara Jensen Nov 20
I’ll never look at those letters the same way again! Love it
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