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"Praxis Question"- How to develop Self-Advocates?
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Many successful students have had somebody who advocated for them at some point throughout their life, whether it be their parents, grandparents, teachers, etc. What I am curious about is how to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Roth Nov 7, 2009.

 

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Michael Wilkinson replied to Melissa Aguirre's discussion Cooperative Learning?
"Hey Melissa, I think I understand your predicament...sometimes we probably just put kids in groups and assume they will help each other out learn more. Obviously, this isnt an ideal way to structure the activity. In Johnson's…"
Nov 11, 2009
Brian Roth replied to Michael Wilkinson's discussion "Praxis Question"- How to develop Self-Advocates?
"One possible way to facilitate self advocacy would be to give students opportunities to improve their grades on assessments by retaking them after school. My mentor teacher, in addition to a number of other mentor teachers in TEP, encourages…"
Nov 7, 2009
Nicole Simon replied to Michael Wilkinson's discussion "Praxis Question"- How to develop Self-Advocates?
"I think a really powerful way of teaching students to be self-advocates is by putting them in positions where they have no choice but to develop those skills. I think internships/work experiences are great places for kids to learn how to speak up or…"
Oct 24, 2009
William Johnston replied to Michael Wilkinson's discussion "Praxis Question"- How to develop Self-Advocates?
"Susan, your post reminds me of a policy that some colleagues of mine used at a high school of having set "office hours" in which students were encouraged (and in some cases expected) to come by. These office hours could be strictly content…"
Oct 22, 2009
Susan Yao replied to Michael Wilkinson's discussion "Praxis Question"- How to develop Self-Advocates?
"You know, the self-advocacy that Dave and Michael defined (e.g. coming to the teacher after a test) is something that I didn't learn/gain until college. I would never have asked for an extension under any circumstances, nor did I want to seek…"
Oct 22, 2009
Nicholas Woo replied to Michael Wilkinson's discussion "Praxis Question"- How to develop Self-Advocates?
"I think one fundamental step towards self-efficacy is confidence. Students need to be confident in themselves and believe that their values, thoughts, experiences, and skills are appreciated and valued by others. This can be done by making students…"
Oct 21, 2009
Rose M Ruback replied to Michael Wilkinson's discussion "Praxis Question"- How to develop Self-Advocates?
"I agree that learning how to advocate for yourself is an incredibly important skill, especially as students enter college and, as you say, "The Real World." I wonder, however, if practically, having all of your students coming in to talk…"
Oct 20, 2009
Michael Wilkinson replied to Michael Wilkinson's discussion "Praxis Question"- How to develop Self-Advocates?
"It is not something I have hammered down, thats for sure Brian. Additionally, I think a better word for what I am talking about might be self-efficacy. After googling "self-advocacy," I was directed to a wikipedia page that "refers to…"
Oct 18, 2009
David replied to Michael Wilkinson's discussion "Praxis Question"- How to develop Self-Advocates?
"Michael, great question. I agree that self-advocacy is an important skill or maybe a virtue for kids to develop. There are certainly many teachable moments that come up when a student doesn't self-advocate. For example, when a teacher writes,…"
Oct 18, 2009
Brian Roth replied to Michael Wilkinson's discussion "Praxis Question"- How to develop Self-Advocates?
"Michael, could you give me an example of how "formative assessment could require students to seek out help from teachers and in turn develop advocacy skills." I am wondering what this might look like in practice."
Oct 17, 2009
Thomas Daccord replied to Michael Wilkinson's discussion "Praxis Question"- How to develop Self-Advocates?
"Along with self-advocacy we need to develop empathy and collaboration. In our fast-shrinking, globalized world the ability to understand and work with others around the world is critical to being an effective 21st century citizen. I'd suggest…"
Oct 17, 2009
Michael Wilkinson posted a discussion

"Praxis Question"- How to develop Self-Advocates?

Many successful students have had somebody who advocated for them at some point throughout their life, whether it be their parents, grandparents, teachers, etc. What I am curious about is how to develop individuals to be self-advocates after they leave high school and enter college and 'the real world.' The thought occurred to me that we can use formative assessments that require students to seek out help from teachers and in turn develop those advocacy skills, but what else? I would like to…See More
Oct 12, 2009
Michael Wilkinson replied to Katharine Millet's discussion 10/13 Collaborative Reading Notes in the group Harvard Social Studies Methods (T213)
"10/13 CRN continued. Assessment, Lorrie Shepard et al. What kinds of assessments are there, and what purposes does/can each serve? • Summative; Formative; and External, Large-scale assessments • Summative Assessments o Given out at the…"
Oct 12, 2009
Michael Wilkinson replied to Katharine Millet's discussion Textbook Review: Picking the Lesser of all Evils
"So, I know textbooks are superficial and promote one version of a very complex history. What about their use just as a teaching and learning tool? Isnt it important that students learn to read "textbook-like" information and learn to…"
Oct 4, 2009
Michael Wilkinson replied to David's discussion Pedogical Puzzle Presents Pondering in the group Harvard Social Studies Methods (T213)
"I see what you are getting at, David, and it is a point that I have thought about as well. This is especially interesting given that the course you will be teaching/designing is High School History. Some of the puzzles of history are so complex,…"
Oct 4, 2009
Thomas Daccord left a comment for Michael Wilkinson
"Glad you could join us, Michael! Thanks for contributing right away!"
Sep 28, 2009

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I am a student obtaining a Masters Degree in Education, while also interning/teaching at a High School in South Boston.

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At 5:28pm on September 28, 2009, Thomas Daccord said…
Glad you could join us, Michael! Thanks for contributing right away!
 
 
 

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