I've been conducting research on our #CyberPD experience. If you would like to participate in a research study about your experience with the book study, please follow this link

https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bCM4Nz6Ssphvkmp

Much appreciated!

If you would like to read the article from the survey from 2015 it is here.
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/21532974.2017.1416711

If you can't assess it through your library - email me (litprofsuz@gmail) and I'll send you a copy.

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I loved the conversation on Twitter last night! I really hope we will keep sharing over the course of this year!

Finally got my reflection for Chapters 5 and 6 written. Now to go back and read some other people's responses.

http://carolwscorner.blogspot.com/2018/07/cyber-pd-chapters-5-and-6.html
CYBER PD- Chapters 5 and 6
CYBER PD- Chapters 5 and 6
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Here's a great book to encourage expanding our universe of obligation to animals!
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Tonight's #cyberPD chat archive:

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Chapters 5 & 6 Reflection:
Pemby (my sweet little Corgi) and I are currently in an "agility" class at what I lovingly call, "Puppy School". Pemby is a surprisingly good jumper, loves to run through the tunnel, and will obediently sit on the "Pause Table" given the command of "spot". But, he despises the teeter totter and elevated dog walk. Pemby will literally sit down and either refuses to move, or will walk around the equipment I'm afraid of.

I have come to realize that "Puppy School" is about ME, not Pemby. I am inadvertently holding my breath and tensing up when we approach the teeter totter and elevated dog walk. (I'm afraid of heights BTW.) Pemby is highly observant and senses my fear, thereby becoming fearful, as well.

Why do I tell you this story? I think that becoming aware of my own fears, biases and identity has helped me change how I guide Pemby through the agility course. I try to remain relaxed and calm as we go through ALL of the events, not just the ones without height.

And, isn't that what I should be doing with my 5th graders? Recognizing my own fears, biases and identity so that I can be the "guide" and walk alongside them as we go through a new school year together?

"Teaching is an ethical endeavor" (p. 133). Yes it is!
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I have been a really terrible participant this year:( I have devoured the book, scribbled in the margins lots of notes to myself, and even passed on the book to a friend. I know I will use these ideas and appreciate the discussion here although I have not been as active here as I would have liked (moved to Cambodia last week and busy trying to find an apartment this week).
I really appreciated the resources lists Sara compiled and am busily trying to add my own ideas in terms of books and other media that can help with this important work. I need to make myself a plan as to when I am going to start various discussions in class so time does not slip away, but I know that by reading the book I will be more alert when the opportunities arise naturally as well. I look forward to exploring these ideas more with colleagues and thank you all for sharing your thinking.

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Here is my final post. Again this week, my response is a book that aligns perfectly with the content in the chapters we read.

Next up, re-reading the entire book (and my margin notes) and coming up with a plan for the first weeks of school!!
Being the Change -- #cyberpd Week 3
Being the Change -- #cyberpd Week 3
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Have loved reading this book and reading all of your posts and thoughts about the book. I am excited to begin this powerful work with my students. I am ready to be the change!
Chapters 5/6
Chapters 5/6
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