Week 4 Tiana

3 Things I Learned: The first thing I learned from this chapter is that there are multiple ways of reinforcment: verbal reinforcment directed at one's self by another individual, vicarious reinforcment that is observed, or self reinforcment which is regulated by an indivual to themselves and is important in education for both students and teachers …

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How to Teach the People of the Future

Educational Idea: The future of our students is a future that, as teachers, we will have a limited amount of time in. Our students are going to experience things that we never will. To prepare them for such a future, we need to be open to different teaching strategies. Educational Quote: "Don't limit a child …

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The Tyler Rationale: Not all that Rational

Looking back now, I was a tough student to teach-- that is if my teacher had traditional perspectives on how the curriculum was to be developed. I strived to understand my lessons to my greatest ability. Occasionally, however, some things just didn't make sense and I would raise my hand, signaling that I was in need …

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Biological and Cognitive Development (Tiana)

This week we dove into chapters 3 and 8 of  Educational Psychology (Woolfolk, Winne, Perry, 2016). While chapter 3 covered physical and cognitive development, chapter 8 covered the differences between behavioral and cognitive views of learning. Both chapters provided ways in which student's environments, and the people within them, affect their development. 3 Things I …

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Who Am I?

Hello! I am Tiana Waldbauer. I come from a small town in southern Saskatchewan where I have been shaped to be the person I am today. I love the prairies. I grew up with figure skates on my feet, a paintbrush in my hand, a music lessons bag in the other hand, and a cat …

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Welcome To My E-Portfolio!

Here you can find many aspects of who I am, what my beliefs and values are as an educator, and what I have been up to recently! I have also included resources obtained through assignments and experiences along with some class work. So take a look around, add a comment or like if you want, …

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Teaching Philosophy​

I believe in individuality. Each person is unique in their strengths and weaknesses and education should challenge their strengths and encourage their weaknesses.  This can only be achieved if students are recognized as individuals.  Creating lessons that are inclusive to each student's individual qualities is a large component of my practice.  The goal should be …

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Cognitive Development: Piaget and Vygotsky

Having taken psychology classes through high school, I am a bit familiar with Piaget and Vygotsky. Reading up on their theories through an educator lens, however, brought on new understandings, connections, and questions. 3 Things I Learned First, I learned that when an individual enters teenagehood, their internal clock resets! Having been a teenager myself, this …

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Response to: “The Problem of Common Sense”

To begin our journey through ECS 210, we are questioning the concept of common sense and looking into the ways it affects education. Our reading, Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice by Kevin K. Kumashiro, focuses on the section covering The Problem of Common Sense. Common sense is defined as ideas that are sure to be …

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