Standard 12 Meta-Reflection: Professional Citizenship [EDU 6120 American Education: Past and Present; EDU 6085 Moral Education]

Standard 12 Professional citizenship Willingly engages in dialogue that transcends the individual classroom, taking informed, coherent positions on important matters of educational policy and practice. There are two courses that provided me the opportunity to stretch my thinking about education beyond the four walls of my classroom; Moral Education and American Education: Past and Present. […]

Standard 1 & 3 Meta-reflection EDU 6524 Curriculum Design

Nearing the end of a course is always a bittersweet experience. While I inevitably am ready for a brief respite from the rigors of near constant intellectual challenge, I lament losing the full-body contact that comes with immersing oneself in the dogged pursuit of enlightenment. Ah, but all good things must come to an end, […]

Standard 4 Meta-reflection: Pedagogy [EDU 6526: Instructional Strategies]

As I work my way through the Curriculum and Instruction program at Seattle Pacific University, I find my capacity for self-reflection increasing in prodigious ways. Now, I don’t mean prodigious in the extraordinary or phenomenal or even exceptional sense, I truly am not that smitten with my own thinking. When I say prodigious, I mean […]

Standard 2 Meta-reflection: Learning Environment [EDU 6655 Human Development]

Standard 2 Learning Environment Creates and maintains school-wide and classroom environments that are safe, stable, and empowering.    Neuromyths Quiz One of the final tasks we were asked to engage in to round-off our Human Development class was really quite simple; it was the re-taking of a “Neuromyths” quiz as a means to jump start […]

Standard 5 Meta-reflection: Assessment [EDU 6613 Standards-based Assessment]

Standard 5 Assessment Assesses students’ mastery of curriculum and modifies instruction to maximize learning.  Beginning at the End When I initially went through the process of putting to paper a plan for my two-year Curriculum and Instruction program at Seattle Pacific University (SPU), I was cognizant of the order that I would take classes in. […]