Monthly Archives: December 2014

(Educational) Holiday Handouts

Now that I have turned in my final papers and projects for the semester, I am able to relax during the second half of December for the first time in years. In the classroom, the weeks leading up to winter break always … Continue reading

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Connectivism Reflection

In an earlier post (Sept. 18), I wrote that learning about connectivism has made me rethink how I ask students to respond to literature and participate outside of class. To review, the guiding principles in a connectivist class are “that each … Continue reading

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Young Adult Books and Classic Novels

As mentioned in my last post, I recently created a bibliography of young adult books that can be paired with classics. I found several books that could be paired with novels that are often taught in middle/high school. They are listed below! … Continue reading

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Young Adult Books and Classic Plays

This semester, I took a young adult literature class, and for my final project, I created a bibliography of young adult books that can be paired with classics. I found several books that could be paired with plays that are … Continue reading

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Constructionism: Learning Through Creating

What is constructionism? This semester, I was fortunate enough to take a class based on constructionism, a philosophy developed by Seymour Papert. Constructionism builds upon Piaget’s philosophy of constructivism, which proposes that learners do not directly receive knowledge but rather construct knowledge … Continue reading

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