As a way of reflecting on how technology has affected me both in and out of the classroom, I decided to create a Prezi. My life has been consistently changed by technology for as long as I can remember, but it has especially changed since I began my graduate courses with Lamar University. I have… Continue reading Digital Resource Reflection
The 4DX model addresses one of the most important aspects of change: it is so difficult to actually achieve goals when we have so many other things to worry about. It teaches how to address the “whirlwind” of life and still accomplish the goals without losing focus. Because our innovation plan deals so much with… Continue reading 4DX Strategy Plan
Change is difficult for most people. We become comfortable with the old way of doing things, and then we fear what will happen if we stray from our usual paths. However, change is often a necessary aspect of most important areas of our lives, and it can often times lead to many positive outcomes. At… Continue reading Applying the Influencer Model to Learning ePortfolios
Everything about Joseph Grenny’s speech (VitalSmarts Speakers, 2014) hits home for me and really makes me think about my own decision making and how I can become a better leader in and out of my classroom. While this isn’t particularly new information, it is still extremely helpful to see his findings during his experiment. The… Continue reading Effective leadership takes manipulation
(TEDx Talks, 2013) After listening to the video above of Dr. Cross, I have a new understanding of making changes. Every week I seem to be learning something that opposes something I have learned in the past! Common sense is one of those intangible qualities that help people succeed, and it was really interesting to hear… Continue reading Changing my way of changing things
As an English teacher, I have studied and taught persuasion. It is a technique that everyone faces daily, whether as the audience or the one looking to sway others. The three main types of persuasion that I teach are Ethos, Pathos and Logos. In regard to our learning ePorfolio course proposal, Ethos doesn’t really have… Continue reading What’s Our Learning ePortfolio Why?
Creating a significant learning environment is no easy task, especially during a time in education that focuses less on significant learning and more on standardized test scores. In order to ensure that our learning environment is significant, we used Fink’s A Self-Directed Guide to Designing Courses for Significant Learning for the initial design phase of… Continue reading Learning ePortfolios- Aligning Outcomes, Assessments, and Activities