Welcome to our Blog! We are the Personalized Learning and Technology Cohort in the Bachelor of Education at UBC. Follow us as we engage in discussion, reflection and artifact collection during our year long elementary practicum and learning journey!

EDUC 321 Workshops

Claire Rushton and Yvonne Dawydiak are offering three after school workshops on Thursdays during EDUC321 for all SEL and PLTech cohort members. TC participation in at least one of these offerings is strongly recommended. SAs are also cordially invited to attend with you! *Please register for the Feb 4th session by Friday Jan 29th. Indicate

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Resources on Motivating Elementary Students

Below are some resources on motivating students that may be useful for some of the inquiry projects Strategies to Build Intrinsic Motivation http://www.edutopia.org/blog/classroom-self-persuasion-david-palank 9 Strategies for Motivating Students in Mathematics http://www.edutopia.org/blog/9-strategies-motivating-students-mathematics-alfred-posamentier Profiles of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivations in Elementary School: A Longitudinal Analysis Corpus, J. H., & Wormington, S. V. (2014). The journal of experimental education:

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Resources for Self Regulation

Hello! I have posted some resources that may be helpful for an inquiry project on self-regulation! https://www.naeyc.org/files/yc/file/201107/Self-Regulation_Florez_OnlineJuly2011.pdf https://www.bcteacherregulation.ca/documents/Learn/2012/LearnMagazine_Summer_2012.pdf http://www.self-regulation.ca/uploads/5/6/2/6/56264915/encouraging_self_regulated_learning_in_the_classroom.pdf http://www.edutopia.org/resource/symonds-naeyc-developing-young-childrens-self-regulation http://www.edutopia.org/resource/symonds-huffingtonpost-how-do-children-learn Tweet

Inquiry Resource: Is Homework Bogus?

Bonjour PL-TECHNOs, I took a resource from the professional blog that I shared last week. Alfie Kohn is a thinker that I really like. He is pretty radical and makes you consider alternatives to “the way things are done.” If you are looking for some mind bending I would check him out. Rethinking Homework by

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Practicum Reflection – Week of Nov. 9th

It has been a pleasure observing so many lessons and activities in which Teacher Candidates look to plan and facilitate valuable learning opportunities for their students. These have included both active and more passive learning strategies. Active learning has been defined as “a process whereby students engage in activities, such as reading, writing, discussion, or

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