Welcome to your Cohort 21 Blog. This journal is an integral part of your Cohort 21 experience. Here you will reflect, share and connect with the C21 community and your support group coaches and facilitator as you move through our inquiry and action cycle. This is your first post and an opportunity to practice sharing your thinking and getting feedback on it. It is also an opportunity to learn about WordPress (this blogging platform) and how to add images and content to your posts. Please follow the steps below to publish your first post.
Welcome to your first post!: Following each Cohort 21 Face to Face session we will provide you with several questions to reflect on. By making your thinking visible and publishing your thoughts to this blog you will be able to engage our powerful support and feedback system and accelerate your professional growth. Please follow the following steps:
- Answer questions #1 and 2 below.
- Replace the “Featured Image” at the bottom of your screen with another image of your choosing that fits with your answers and theme of your post.
- Press the blue “UPDATE” button on the right to save your work along the way and publish your post.
- Click the “Helpful WordPress Tutorials” link on the left sidebar to explore some of your blog’s features.
- Answer the questions by Nov 15th so we can give you feedback before our 2nd face to face session on Nov 20th.
- **Delete all the text above once you have responded to the questions below ***
Question 1: During the first face to face we used the language of Urgent vs Important to help frame our discussions and thinking around the use TIME. Reflect on why you joined Cohort 21 and your professional goals for this year. Now that the year has begun and you have met your students what IMPORTANT goal might you like to address and leverage this community to get support with.
I feel that my time is too divided among disparate projects: one that is for my grade cohort which I feel is of little benefit to me directly but necessary to the group, a JEDI one for cohort 21, and yet another personal mission to design as many tasks as possible so that they have a low floor and a high ceiling. I am aware that the school is very interested in securing the mental well being of the children. And, the tasks I wished to design would greatly help with this end. Moreover, they would not do so in a tangential way. By ensuring that the children had multiple entry points to virtually all assignments, all students could feel that their education is also an exploration and expression of their identities.
Question 2: Which of the Season 10 Strands did you choose and why? Share what you feel is both urgent and important about it for you and your school at the moment and some of the questions you have around moving forward. Feel free to change strands should you want to.