On Sunday, I was most inspired and enthused by the literacy discussion my group had in the morning. The articles focused on ideas for classroom integration across the content, ideas for interventions, and the importance of creating a literacy influenced classroom environment. A couple new ideas I found helpful that were shared were to have student sharing times following guided reading groups and an inner and outer circle sharing of story comprehension. I am going to be trying these out when our after school Adventure Reading Club starts in November.
The Lasallian principles that we have discovered so far in our learning community were clearly present at the fall conference. These three conepts are:
Associtation - This concept was evident by bringing people together to collaborate around a specific goal or concept and to co-construct learning.
Generativity - During our small group meetings, we were building the capacity of each person to contribute to a collaborative community by showing care and appreciation for the ongoing sharing of each member.
Adaptation - Using the 21st Century skills of collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication, the groups were undergoing authentic learning from one another.