EDU 687 EDU687 Week 4 DQ How to Learn from Mistakes (Ashford)
How to Learn from Mistakes. 1st Post Due by Day 3. This discussion is your opportunity to demonstrate your ability with the objective Construct a 21st century inquiry-based learning activity that includes differentiated instructional strategies and learning styles as part of the instructional methods and Design a content-based activity that includes self-reflection and shared feedback opportunities for students. Additionally, this discussion is your opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the Course Learning Outcome 2 while reinforcing MAED Program Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, and 9.
This discussion serves as a source of inspiration as you prepare for the assignment this week involving the creation of an inquiry-based lesson! The speaker in this 10 minute TedTalk you will view emphasizes the power of listening to and considering students’ perspectives, allowing them to take risks and be comfortable making mistakes, and how experiential learning promotes thinking, problem-solving, and genuine student interest. You will consider yourself lucky to learn of the “... most awesome moment of revelation” as shared by this dynamic teacher.
View Diana Laufenberg’s TedTalk: How to Learn? From Mistakes and read the transcript.
Reflect upon each quote below. How were your eyes opened, either for the first time or maybe reopened?
“The things that kids will say when you ask them and take the time to listen is extraordinary” (Laufenberg, 2010).
“. . . And here's the thing that you need to get comfortable with when you've given the tool to acquire information to students, is that you have to be comfortable with this idea of allowing kids to fail as part of
of one right answer that can be properly bubbled on the average multiple choice test, and I am here to share with you: it is not learning. That is the absolute wrong thing to ask, to tell kids to never be
” (Laufenberg, 2010).
Next, share one other remark, quote, or point of discussion from Mr. Laufenberg that impacted your thinking as a teacher and learner. What connections can be made from Ms. Laufenberg’s talk with what is expressed in chapter 5: Capacity Building for All Educators (Ash & D’Auria, 2013) involving the quality of teaching? Explain its impact and how you might apply it to your assignment for this week.
Guided Response: Post replies to at least two peers. In your replies, consider asking questions of peers about their responses to encourage further conversation. Consider their impressions of each quote. How did their perceptions differ or agree with your own? Share how their perception may have altered or added to your own. Remark upon their added remark, quote, or point of discussion from the TED Talk. Provide specific feedback regarding their ideas for implementing it in this week’s assignment.
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