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Alexandra Bacheller
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Give it a rest!
Time to give it a rest!  Bill and I had our last phone meeting this morning--we identified that we have taken our action research as far as possible! We're looking forward to feedback, but not until late August! A big part of being ready for students in Aug...

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Post-July 4th Work
Bill and I took a much needed few days off to enjoy the holiday with family and friends. We wrapped up our work so far, and await feedback from our professors. With the deadline of July 15th closer than I would like to imagine, we put in some hard work to m...

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Post MGI Work
It's been a sweaty few days... However, I enjoyed a lovely, relaxing Sunday. That definitely aided in some of the brain drain I've been feeling. Unfortunately, my teammates and I were not as productive as we'd hoped on the last Friday at MGI. However, Bill ...

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More thoughts...
In beginning to think about my action-research, I'm considering quite a few different avenues.  1. Create my own portfolio  By creating my own portfolio, not a Susie Que for student modeling, but my own portfolio for teaching and learning, I will not only h...

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Day 2
Today, I'm feeling much better about our progress. Shaun Noonan did so much work on a sample portfolio last night. This model helped me to conceptualize the PLP in real life and in my classroom. This was our jumping off point for discussion this morning. We...

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Student Feedback & Adaptation
Student Feedback Last week, I used a Google Form to gather feedback from students around the use of a back channel. I was pleasantly surprised to see that students have really latched onto this idea. There were, of course, a few students who feel that the b...

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Tweaking the feedback
For the last time, I promise, I've tweaked the focus of my action research. My teaching partner is doing a lot of create a back channel in our classroom. We've done this six times to date. Each time, we've used  TodaysMeet  to open back channels for student...

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Team Buidling
Constantly inspired by other teachers, I found Christian Long's TED Talk incredibly interesting and inspiring! I've always found it interesting to build opportunities that allow students to feel they can "fail safely" in my classroom, but the world as a des...
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