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Harvesting truth

Theory is tested "in the field"

A constructivist approach

The poet, Kabir, once said, "Wherever you are is the entry point." That quote asserts an alternative view from the "Start with the Ending" approach first offered atthe beginning of this course.

For A Teacher's Story that does not "start with the ending", but shows how a continually engagement in the present moment helpsboth teacher and students to learn and grow as they also assess, reflect, evaluate, (give and receive) effective feedback in a living curriculum,click here or on the document below:

To learn more about William Ayers and a constructivist approach to assessment and learning, click here.

Assignment 10: active reading and dialogue

Assignment 10: Active Reading and Creating Dialogue


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GOAL: To reflect on A Teacher's Story and a constructivist approach to assessment through the use of a tool known as "Focused Freewriting."

GIVE: Feedback to others on their assignments at the TWB Learning Cafe.

Assignment 10: Active Reading and Creating Dialogue

  • Choose a sentence or phrase within A Teacher's Story (on the previous page) that captures your attention. Re-type that sentence or phrase; put it inquotation marks. Now, use that sentence or phrase as a trigger to do a "Focused Freewrite" 2-3 paragraphs in length.
    A Focused Freewrite is when you use a phrase or sentence from something you've read as a trigger for free-form writing - that is,you write any thoughts, questions, stories that come to mind as it relates to this phrase or sentence. Focused Freewrites may end up2-3 paragraphs in length, and sometimes you'll stick to the trigger topic and sometimes your mind will wander into seeminglyunrelated places. Give yourself permission to move between "wandering" and coming back to writing about the topic.
  • Choose a sentence or phrase within the William Ayers article (on the previous page) that captures your attention. Re-type that sentence orphrase; put it in quotation marks. Now, use that sentence or phrase as a trigger to do a "Focused Freewrite" 2-3 paragraphs in length.

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Experienced teachers talk about assessment

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Assignment 11: effectiveness of course 3

Congratulations on completing Course 3: Assessment Practices!

As you know, there are several other courses for you to choose from. However, before you begin another course, please send an emailto us at: ctm@teacherswithoutborders.org and let us know that you are ready to receive the "Effectiveness of Course 3 Survey." We ask that you completethis simple survey as your final assignment for Course 3.

We are eager to learn how to make this course even better. Thank you, in advance, for completing this survey as it will have anenormous impact for future versions of Course 3: Assessment Practices.


If you would like to learn how to post student reflections or other documents to your E-Portfolio, please click here .


Save examples of your students' work as you go through these courses. You'll be glad you did. Course 5 asks you to post samples ofyour students' work for your final E-Portfolio.

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
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