Browsing Archive: April, 2019

The Educational Trigger

Posted by SHAWN MONTANO on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, In : Vibrant 
When your teaching a lesson do you factor what part of the experience triggers interest?  I’m sure you think everything in your lesson is interesting.  Your students do not feel like this (I'm sure you know this).  Do you have particular activities that provide a potential trigger for interests?  

Why all the question about triggers?  I recently read The Canalization and Connectedness in the Development of Science Interest by Kimberley Pressick-Kilborn.  This paper had the word trigger 51 ti...

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What are my students competence needs?

Posted by SHAWN MONTANO on Friday, April 19, 2019,
What are my students competence needs? I want my students to learn, but be self-determined to learn. I think that I do a reasonably good job making learning enjoyable-so student absorb information. I also think I challenge my students with lectures and in-class projects. In the classroom with lecture and class projects, they get feedback immediately. However, that doesn’t happen on projects. They all turn them in, then wait for my feedback and grade. The immediate-feedback discontinues.  Ar...

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Before the Syllabi, Before Lectures - The Cold Open

Posted by SHAWN MONTANO on Wednesday, April 3, 2019,

Did you ever read something that causes you to evaluate how you teach?  I’m in the Masters of Educational Psychological program at The University of Northern Colorado. The class I’m taking now, Motivate in Education, has me rethinking my logic; my delivery of information, and how I assess learning.  


A recent publication called Mindsets That Promote Resilience: When Students Believe That Personal Characteristics Can Be Developed has got me thinking I need to open the class in a whole new ...


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