Author Archives: Yvonne Dawydiak

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

Read More


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

Read More

Strategies to support engagement

Let’s get practical! I’ll start a brief list of strategies you can employ to increase student engagement, active listening and thinking during discussions and lessons. It would be terrific to see individuals ‘add’ to the list… in this way, we might build a bank! Utilize think-pair-share (don’t forget the think time!) Call on students randomly

Read More