Hello everyone! My name is Colette Davies-Eltom and I am currently in my 22 year of teaching. I have had the opportunity to teach Grades 1 through 8, Special Education and Learning Resource, all along teaching fabulous kids! I decided fall of 2017 to go back to school to complete my Masters in EC&I. It… Continue reading Introduction of Me, EC&I 834
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My experience with assistive technology is quite limited. With a foundation in Inclusive Education/Special Education I am very familiar with making adaptions or modifications to ensure the success of the student in my class. I am able to make changes to the work, expectations, outcomes, and the processes in which a student can show what… Continue reading Yes, how can I assist you?
Student reflection It seems we, as teachers, are always concerned about assessment. Is it formative or summative? Is it for, as, or of learning? Who will the assessment be reported to and what is the main objective of the report? Often, unfortunately, we are told assessments have to be completed for data to be given… Continue reading Assessment is Key
Technology advancement is moving at such a quick pace that it is often difficult to know if I will be able to keep up. I feel like I just learn something well enough to really use it and then there is a change, an update or someone “downtown” has decided we are not using that… Continue reading Is it Possible to Keep Up?
This is my first fully on-line class. I really like the Zoom Room concept as you can be involved in the class in as many way as you would in a classroom situation. I have completed a blended class in which Zoom Room was utilized as a tool for watching not participating; very little interaction… Continue reading Half Way Already!
Well, I don’t know if it is my age, the fact that I am a mom or that I am a teacher that puts me in the category of constantly doing more than one thing at a time. I have had lists ever since I can remember and find the opportunity to sit idle something… Continue reading How Much Can One Person Do?
Our assignment this week was to discuss Neil Postman statement, “…We now know that “Sesame Street” encourages children to love school only if school is like “Sesame Street.” Ah, Sesame Street, a place where learning occurred and the learner didn’t even know it was happening. I truly sat and thought about this for a period… Continue reading Unlike Sesame Street
I became a coder today. Last year, my students participated in an Hour of Code. This was lead by another teacher and I had no real clue as to what they did that day. I really wish I had had the opportunity to sit with them so that all of this would not be so new… Continue reading My Thoughts on Coding and Extensions
As I reviewed the theories of knowledge I found myself self-reflecting… a lot. Having such a wide range of teaching experiences, I was questioning how much my teaching and learning philosophy has changed over the course of my career. There are constant changes in teaching, more research or resources to help us find the… Continue reading Reflection on Learning Theories