As I reflect on this class I must say reflecting on the most interesting topic or area is a difficult one because I do have so many, climate vs culture, dirt vs digital world, citizenship etc. but most of all really enjoyed differentiating between bullying and discriminatory harassment. As a teacher I never considered discriminatory harassment in school or online for that matter, I always had one broad term, bullying. I will definitely incorporate this in my teaching and ensuring my students understand the difference between the concepts etc. I found Generation Text’s Eight Essential Questions most useful. The method of questioning helps students listen, react and respond. It allows students to think about the action, the affective and alternative solutions. Using the Eight essential questions fosters the 4’C’s, communication, critical thinking, collaboration and creative thinking. Having all this knowledge and strategies will promote a positive climate and culture in my classroom and the school community. Students will feel safe and supported as I will not be just teaching them the do’s and the don’ts but through collaboration we will all explore and share with each other making learning more meaningful.
One of the things that I found most interesting was learning about is how important the teacher-student relationship is.
You can not just do lesson on character education and bullying and expect students to be prepared to be 21st century dual citizens.
I found this course to be very insightful and interesting on many different levels. First off, being a teacher I think it is always important to reflect and learn new teaching strategies.
In order to be a highly effective teacher it is essential to conduct lessons that include students going online independently.