C4T Semester Long
Mr. Dave Sladkey only posted one post during March. The article was a post on titled “What is the Weight of the Snow You Shoveled this Winter”? The Article was taken from the Chicago Tribune and it included a lot of math. The reason why he thought the article was interesting was because of the fact it had a vast amount of math problems. Consequently, readings of the Chicago Tribune would have had to pull out their math skills to determine how much snow they shoveled during the winter. Mr. Sladkey worked the problem out himself and determined how much snow he shoveled during the winter. He stated that he would make his students work out the problem because it gives them ownership over their work and suggested that other teachers do the same. All in all, the post was great and very interesting.
Mrs. Manaiakalani talked about innovative teachers in March. She discussed how she had the privilege of working in a community which encourages innovation among teachers. Every year, teachers receive 12 days of paid leave to focus on teaching a project they have developed for their own classes. For the most part, I thought that was an excellent incentive for teachers. Having the time to actually create the project is essential. In addition, she discussed how they come together to share projects and discuss how the projects can be enhanced. I believe that if more districts offered this type of program for teachers, teachers would be more innovative. Teachers should be innovative anyway but having an incentive will changeling teachers to put out their best work.