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EDSS 555 Blog Post #5

This semester, I have been surprised by the literacy levels of my students.  They are able to create goals for their personal fitness and write descriptive personal biographies.  They are mostly not able to create descriptive writing based on PE … Continue reading

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EDSS 521 Blog Post #4

“Defining the Emerging Role of Social Learning Tools to Connect Students, Parents and Educators” It appears that there is a growing interest in utilizing social learning tools from students, parents, and educators in schools.  All parties seem to agree that … Continue reading

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EDSS 511 Blog Post #4

Ross Johnson EDSS 511 10/29/12 Unit Plan Unit Context:                 My class is a Ninth Grade PE class taking High School Course Two.  The academic calendar for PE at my school site is a little different from other schools, so … Continue reading

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EDSS 521 Blog Post #3

Creativity occurs in my PE classes on a daily basis for the most part.  The most creative assignment that students have is probably their bio boards in which they are able to design their own poster boards that tells the … Continue reading

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EDSS 555: Sociocultural Aspects of Schooling for ELs

One of the social issues that students can face in high school is teasing and/or bullying.  English Learners can be targets for this kind of behavior from their peers simply because there language deficit makes them a little different from … Continue reading

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EDSS 521 Blog Post #2

We’ve learned that the teenage brain will benefit from being engaged and getting the maximum number of synapses firing.  To get students engaged in the learning, we try to have them be actively involved as much as possible.  This comes … Continue reading

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EDSS 555 Accurate Assessment

This is an example directly from one of my lesson designs that uses diagnostic assessment for a lesson on weightlifting: Rachel: 1) Readiness Level: -Rachel’s readiness for this lesson is appropriate.  I do not anticipate her having difficulty with the … Continue reading

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