Saturday, March 28, 2015

MLWs Effective Closure Links

Post any helpful links you found for creating effective lesson closures in the comments below. Please include a brief description of what we will find if we follow the link. For instance:


The site from Grandview School District in WA is a helpful wikispace that provides resources for engaging closure ideas, with descriptions of each. (She includes 40 closure ideas.)

https://edc448uri.wikispaces.com/file/view/40_ways_to_leave_a_lesson.pdf

MLWs Engaging Activities Links

Post any helpful links you found for creating engaging lesson activities in the comments below. Please include a brief description of what we will find if we follow the link. For instance:


The teacher site is a helpful resource that provides information on the components of engaging activities in lessons, how to construct them, and ideas for categories of activities.

https://ciforschools.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/effective-engaging-lessons-by-anne-martin.pdf

MLWs Effective Starts Links

Post any helpful links you found for creating effective lesson starters in the comments below. Please include a brief description of what we will find if we follow the link. For instance:



The site letsgetengaged is a helpful wikispace that provides resources for starter ideas, as well as providing breakdown of the components of a lesson starter.

https://letsgetengaged.wikispaces.com/Engaging+Lesson+Beginnings+and+Ends

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Third Space Outreach

In "Expanding the Third Space," the authors discuss the following idea:

In “Collaborative Learning and the Conversation of Mankind,” Kenneth Bruffee (1984) writes, “To think well as individuals we must learn to think well collectively – that is, we must learn to converse well. The first steps to learning to think better, therefore, are learning to converse better and learning to establish and maintain the sorts of social context, the sorts of community life, that foster the sorts of conversation members of the community value” (640). At the most basic level, what we hope for in our outreach work is that our efforts will foster those sorts of conversations.

In our current outreach work, and that which we have planned, how do we accomplish this task? What can we do differently and why? How can we improve our outreach to have a greater impact?

Remember to include the following in your COMPLETE PARAGRAPH RESPONSE:
  • Your impressions of the article (likes/dislikes/agree/disagree)
  • How does it connect to writing centers at large?
  • How can it be applied to the MHS Writing Center?

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Meddling with Writing

React to the article's message and the tactics used to increase first-year student use of the writing center. Also, discuss ideas for how we might apply those tactics for our center and what else we might do.

Remember to include the following in your COMPLETE PARAGRAPH RESPONSE:


  • Your impressions of the article (likes/dislikes/agree/disagree)
  • How does it connect to writing centers at large?
  • How can it be applied to the MHS Writing Center?