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Australia Photos

Posted by on Dec 18, 2011

Under Construction Coming soon. [Gallery not found]

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Taking a Family Trip

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011

Some thoughts about how to help make a family trip a learning experience for your child A Parent’s Guide From The Chelsea Detrick Experiential Learning Center Webster Groves High School 1. Overview: Choosing a destination 2. Planning prior to the trip Different possibilities for different age groups Knowing your kids Having objectives for the trip (or not) Pre-trip reading (for some types of trip) Discussing expectations before leaving 3. During the trip Asking questions (but not too many) Having kids keep a journal or diary Structure vs. Spontaneity Ideas for “down time” (rain, car,...

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Effective Teaching — Student Perceptions

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011

Student Perceptions of Effective Teaching A focus group meeting was held with High School students, grades 9 – 12, as a follow up to the administration of the EBI High School Environment Survey. In the survey students had indicated that about 40% of the teaching they received was “excellent”, 35% was “average” and 25% was “poor”. Students were asked first to think about excellent teachers they had and to write down the attributes and qualities that made these teachers effective. Of the approximately 35 attributes derived, students were then asked to indicate which were the...

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Washington University Syllabus

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011

Individual and Organizational Introspection U87-435 Course Syllabus  Washington University Fall 2017   This course is designed to assist students in taking maximum advantage of the educational potential and personal development opportunity found by being introspective, personally and, if so desired, in the work setting.  The course provides a framework for students to be reflective about their personal growth objectives, their strengths and weaknesses in a personal and organizational context and their desire for future personal and career direction. It also provides students with a...

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Teacher Unions

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011

Commentary by Glenn Detrick – I have two cartoons on my refrigerator. Cartoons often seem to hit the nail directly on the head in a way which leads one to say, “Ouch! That certainly is true!” The first cartoon is a B.C. which shows a little school house classroom with a student saying, “Wake up, teech!” In the second frame the student continues, “I don’t believe you fell asleep!” In the third frame the teacher responds, “It’s okay. I’ve got tenure.” The second cartoon is a one frame Mallard Fillmore: “So… under this restaurant’s ‘mandatory...

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