Sunday, September 14, 2014


    I was assigned to Mrs. Hadley of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. Mrs. Hadley is a middle school history teacher who actively participates with her middle school students. The name of Mrs. Hadley blog is called," Middle School Matrix". Every week Mrs. Hadley writes a blog post on what activities she and her students participated in and, she also provides the feedback from her students during their weekly activities. The first blog post I commented is called,Brains Working here. Basically, Mrs.Hadley instructed her students to find a quiet place in the classroom. Then she gave her students 4 minutes to think about other assignment. By isolating the students in their own thoughts; this give them time to reflect to themselves on their answers without being distracted. I believe this is a very effective exercise, because sometimes doing group discussions students can get distracted or influenced b their peers. This exercise gives the student s time to fully think about their assignment and responses.

  Mrs. Hadley blog post I commented on is called,Starting Students with Superpowers> The students were given post -it stickers to wrote down what they were afraid of this school year. Then, the students were to write down what superpowers they wanted this school year. Some students responses where being a good speller; completing homework in a sec; super stamina and understanding. I really liked this exercise as well. I believe in this activity the teacher learns a little more about her students. Mrs. Hadley loves to engage with her students. I have the pleasure reading her interactions with her students through her blog posts!!!!!!!!!! 


1 comment:

  1. It sounds like we could all learn something from Mrs. Hadley! I liked that you highlighted her idea of separating the students so they can think without distractions. That seems to be very effective because children can be distracted by anything in the class room; especially when they are sitting next to their buddy, or another student they have problems with. This strategy reminds me of the eye-blinders they put on horses during a race-it allows for a more narrow focus on the subject.
    Great post!