Monthly Archives: July 2015

Promoting Self-awareness: A teacher requirement

Thanks to the world of Twitter, I read yet another amazing article speaking about one’s journey in life with mental illness as a piece of their overall being.  Marty Keltz is certainly a voice for creativity and an advocate of … Continue reading

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Identity and Student Voice – a rant

“Take away identity and what do you have? If you have a student that doesn’t know who they are, do you think they care about what goes on in the classroom?” (Montero, Bice-Zaugg, Marsh and Cummins (2013, p. 90). Over … Continue reading

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Why I now blog

It is humbling to have colleagues ask you about your approach to education.  Over the past few years, colleagues both near and far have asked me to describe how student voice is integrated into my teaching practice.  From time to … Continue reading

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On student voice and teacher practice

Student Voice can be defined as “the term [that] describes how students give their input to what happens within the school and classroom” (Palmer, 2013).   In a dream world, teachers and administrators alike would effectively apply such a definition into … Continue reading

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On teaching practices and such

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin As educators, it is easy for us to fall back on many of the same practices that were used in school nearly … Continue reading

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Let the Capstone Journey Begin

In many ways, choosing a blog format for my capstone project reflects my efforts to bring student voice to the forefront of education and teacher practice.  A blog is a certainly a way to see the development of one’s ideas … Continue reading

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