Sunday, April 1, 2012
"I just have to draw"
I honestly really enjoyed reading this article because I am a firm believer that students learn in so many different ways. I think it is important to find these things out about your students and incorporate as many different ways to learn within your classroom. I especially like the graffiti board idea and could see myself using this in my own classroom later on. I think adding a simple thing like drawing to literature is extremely helpful for students to make deeper connections to the text. Just the activity that we did in class on Friday made me look at a story that I have read multiple times before and really think about what was being said and described in that passage. I think a lot of the time as I (and I'm sure many others) read something I don't always take it all in. There are times when I catch myself skimming over the filler parts of a story in order to get to the "good" parts but simply having to understand this section and draw it on paper made me focus on what was going on in the story. Overall I just thought Friday's class was fun and helpful as I think about all of the different things I want to do as a teacher.