Adolescent Development

I recently attended a well run Professional Development day for CTE teachers within my school district. While everything we did is student focused and data driven, it struck me that we were no longer considering developmental levels, what can be or should be accomplished at each level. Instead we are driven to have every student at every level develop and maintain awareness that only a short time ago would have been considered above their grade/development level.

This article crossed my desk this morning while I wrestle this point of moving everything down until I can only assume a PK student has a career plan, selected my courses, and begun preparing themselves for success on my TSA.

https://www.vox.com/first-person/2019/1/10/18174263/anxiety-kids-burnout

One Thing I Want My Students To Say

I saw this here.  I don’t believe all of this is critical thinking, nor is all of it difficult; however, it certainly does begin to overwhelm me a little, would it be #edushame continued from Educators who no longer are in a classroom? 

I am beginning to think about this topic.  But when I look at this I do wonder how “Thank You” is part of this…and then it begins to spin a little…just a thought from the journal today.

Writing Learning Outcomes

I was reviewing learning outcomes as I am targeting using them more and more for classes.

I ran across this key tip while reviewing another great packt publishing book: Moodle Course Design Best Practices.  Look for it to be published soon

a verb and an impact (“in order to”) phrase.

https://www.library.illinois.edu/staff/infolit/learningoutcomes/