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Re: FORUM ONE: Theory and Practice in the K-12 Classroom
On Sun, 25 Mar 2001, lori mayo wrote:
> Well, maybe it's time to rethink the curriculum. The teaching of writing is
> pretty crucial. And some lit class where the teaching of reading is taught
> is also crucial.
Here is an excellent example of what i mean by efficiency:
> No, these classes weren't taught in a computer class. But what I learned
> was invaluable, and I used it in my computer classroom. In my traditional
> writing workshop, I'd try to conference with the kids over the noise of the
> other less engaged kids, they'd draft, painstakingly revise, and we'd
> publish (often in a class magazine that was a nightmare to put together,
> wither time consuming for me or costly as I ran to Staples). With
> computers, I could look at the kids work with her or withour her, email
> comments, and then make mention of what I saw in class rather than spend ten
> minutes of the class with one kid. Revision was much easier for them as
> they could move text around. Publishing was taken care of, and better with
> all the color and design possibilities. And we certainly reached a larger
> Good methods, process oriented, transfers well into the computer classroom.
> So what are they teaching in the curriculum? Foundations, History of Ed, Ed
> Psych? I found all of that interesting, but the classes that gave me some
> teaching skills were the heart of the program.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "The Teach" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "lori mayo" <email@example.com>
> Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2001 1:30 AM
> Subject: Re: FORUM ONE: Theory and Practice in the K-12 Classroom
> > > Well, the three most helpful classes I took were Writing Process &
> > > Pedagogy, YA Lit, and a research course, all taught by Randy Bomer,
> > It is my impression that we a very tight curriculum for our pre-service
> > people. WP&P is not one of those courses.
> > And Famous authors not at our place. :)
> > Were any of these taught in a computer classroom?
> > As for tight curriculum, evidently the english methods class does not
> > allow for much teaching of writing or the inclusion of computer stuff.
> > Too much other stuff to cover.
> > One summmer I taught YA in a computer classroom and had a ball.
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