Week 2 Reflection

This week was fun because it pulled from some of my prior knowledge about cognitive, behaviorism, and constructivist learning theories. I think it is important to integrate all three into teaching. While I was reading Josie’s blog and Genevieve’s comment, I started to wonder whether a specific learning style would mesh better with a specific theory. I am curious about seeing if I can find some information about it. Dan made me think more about the challenges of secondary educators and how the behaviorist theory can motivate students…especially if they are grade driven. Teresa posed a very good question on my blog and Lee’s response helped me pinpoint why I’ve been so frustrated with teaching phonics. Dan also wrote on my blog about jumping onto new idea bandwagons. I don’t think it’s bad for people to try out new things to see if they work for them, but there needs to be a balance.


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