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Teaching ‘perspectives’ (vs. ‘lenses’)

multiple-perspectives3Teacher: “Ok, teams, for your research, you’ll need to examine the issue through multiple perspectives. Mmm-kay?”

Student (during presentation of research): “When I did my research from the environmental perspective, I found that…”

In courses like AP Seminar or AICE Global Perspectives & Research, this is all too often the talk. And let me tell you the dog’s honest truth…during my first year as an AP Seminar teacher, I seriously thought this was right.

Problem is, ‘environment‘ isn’t a perspective. It’s a LENS. WithIN that lens you may have varying perspectives as to whether topic X is environmentally awesome or not, but the environment itself is NOT the point of view.

Sound like a mix-up you’re either teaching or allowing in your class right now? Don’t stress. It’s almost a rite of passage NOT to know what the difference between ‘lens’ and ‘perspective’ is during Year One. Hence the reason for this blog post…to pave a smoother for you than I had.

Annnnd it’s because I like you, really.

So if you’re interested and want to read on-slash-rock on, head over to the new, blog landscape at edPioneer:

CLICK HERE to read the full blog post!!

Cambridge “Best Practices”: June 2014

Breaking news...I'm facilitating this summer's GP Best Practices!

Breaking news…I’m facilitating this summer’s GP Best Practices!

Interested in attending Cambridge’s “Best Practices” workshop this summer?  Great news…I’m facilitating a two-day workshop for AICE: General Paper 8004!

If you are interested in learning more about this awesome opportunity in June 2014, CLICK HERE!!!!!!

Collaboratively Yours,

eduPavich

Workshop Update: Blogger Channels Orwell

Greetings…Big Brother here…I seem to have censored my own site…

Just a few short days ago, I posted a note that I was planning a November workshop to be hosted at my high school.  Yet now, it seems that the post has mysteriously disappeared, that I’ve somehow rescinded said offer, and am now replacing it with the following Doublespeak message:

There is no November workshop.  There was never a November workshop.  The workshop opportunity is in December.

What’s up with that?!

Orwellian paranoia terrorizes teacher blog...

Orwellian paranoia terrorizes teacher blog…

Allow me to UPDATE you on the blog post that seems to have traveled down the Orwellian Memory Hole, of the local workshop event that seems to have vaporized into thin air as if it never existed at all (yikes…the Delete button is ominously powerful, all of a sudden!)

I originally drummed up the idea for the November workshop because lots of teachers had been asking about ‘best practice’ when it comes to grading the classroom essay and scoring it according to the CIE rubric.  Lots of the teachers I got to know through the Cambridge “Best Practices” workshops have mentioned that they wish the GP training was two days, as opposed to one.

Looks like we got to cash in a wish from the genie lamp…CIE might be granting us the luxury of a 2-Day, GP-training workshop after all…!!

While this is NOT yet definite, it seems likely, so there will no longer be a need for the November session!  Hence the vaporized post…it’s my job at the Ministry of Blogging to make sure you get the most up-to-date information!  

Stay tuned to The Global Pen for updates about a possible, two-day GP workshop through Cambridge’s “Best Practices” series.  I hope to have dates, times, locations and workshop agenda details for you soon once this information firms up and pans out (#hello-idiomatic-expressions).

If you have not already done so, follow me on Twitter @ edupavich!!

Collaboratively Yours,

eduPavich

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