Teaching in the 21st Century :New Solutions to New Problems

Teaching in the 21st Century :New Solutions to New Problems

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Professional Paper

Instructions for Writing Your Professional Paper:

Your Professional Paper is to be 6 to 10 typed (or computer generated), doubled-spaced pages in length and consist of:

I. Content Analysis and Synthesis (4-7 pages).
II. Course experience reflection and evaluation (2-3 pages).

I. Course Content Analysis and Synthesis:

The course presented five content areas:
1. Teaching Hyperactive Students (Hank Benjamin).
2. Improving Teacher-Student Relationships (Dr. William Glasser).
3. Teaching to Multiple Intelligences (Dr. Sue Teele).
4. Educating for Character (Dr. Thomas Lickona).
5. Responsibility Education (Doug Naylor).

Your assignment is to analyze each of the five content areas and present your thoughts on (select one):
a.) how the view points of the five presenters support each other; or,
b.) how the concept of “choice” applies to all five areas.

Support your thoughts by citing specific resources. If you are using information gained through the videos or readings for this course, please cite these references (i.e. ”Dr. William Glasser, Video Program, Session #3,” “Dr. Sue Teele, Chapter Excerpt, Session #8”). if you use resources in addition to course materials, please employ citation form used in the bibliography for this course.

II. Course Experience Reflection and Analysis

Reflect upon and analyze your experience in this course by addressing the following questions:

1. What part of this course was of most benefit to you? Why?

2. Which of the Classroom Application Assignments was of most benefit to your students? Why?

3. How do you plan to use what you have learned in this course in the future?

Rubric for Professional Paper

In addition to the criteria below, it is required that your paper will be well organized and contain proper punctuation, grammar, and spelling. Points will be deducted for deficiencies in these areas. Your professional paper will be graded based on the following:

I. A Description. Evidence that your application activity or lesson supports course content and including:

– a description of your goal.
– a description of the strategies to meet that goal.

Ii. An Analysis. Evidence that you have analyzed your experience teaching the lesson or conducting the activity including:

– identifying the course materials used to reach your goal.
– an assessment as to whether the goal of the course was achieved.
– any modifications you would institute to improve the effectiveness of the strategies used.

III. An Evaluation. Evidence that you have evaluated the effectiveness of the lesson or activity including:

– how what you have learned in this courses has affected your teaching effectiveness.
– what future use do you plan for what you have learned in this course.