Category Archives: EDUC451

Play-Dough Octopus

My play-dough creature is an Octopus. I chose this animal because the eight tentacles of an octopus represent many the qualities of a good educator. A teacher must keep track of a number of students at one time, a teacher must be capable of multitasking, a teacher must be flexible, a teacher must be knowledgable in a variety

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Jan 19 Readings Experiential Learning

After viewing Sugata Mitra, The Hole in the Wall Experiment http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_shows_how_kids_teach_themselves and reading and considering Kolb’s theory of Experiential Learning, please discuss your views on any of the following questions: Can learning be Self-organized? Are teachers and schools needed for children to learn? How do children learn? What is the role of technology in learning?

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The Lucky Lemur

The playdough animal that I feel describes the ‘teaching me’ is a Lemur! Lemurs are small, playful and fun animals and I believe that those qualities portray myself both personally and professionally. In my classrooms, I want to create a fun, friendly and welcoming environment for my students as well as remain an approachable teacher/colleague/friend. I

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The Curious Dog!

I chose to create a dog for my play-dough object to represent myself as a teacher-candidate. I chose a dog because dogs are very curious and I find myself to be very curious as a teacher candidate. I want to learn as many teacher techniques, tricks, activities and lessons as possible throughout my time at UBC

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