Building a bridge between my practice, action research and what I am learning...Elements of SITE in relation to my audience and me as a learner...
The book that I continue to enjoy is Baggio's The chapters are easy for me to understand and it relates to teaching. To be honest, I didn't quite understand SITE. I read it several times, but it was very difficult for me to understand. In every reading, the author talks about the importance of visuals. I can relate to the title in chapter seven. "If It Doesn't Go In, It Can't come out." (Baggio) I very much felt like that this week. I read the material over and over, and only a few things made sense. One thing I understood is to have our audience in mind. What do we want our learners to know, and what do we want our learners to do? This stuck with me all week. I have gone into the classroom asking myself: "What do I want my students to learn today? " rather than what am I teaching today? It is important to pay attention on intention. As far as visuals, I learned to keep it simple, keep it clear, keep it focused, connect with the learner, and connect with the content. Having a connection with the students is probably one of my favorite things about teaching. It is important to have that connection for the affective filter to go down and for the learning to happen.