You will find this rubric inside the link for each journal submission and in the
You will find this rubric inside the link for each journal submission and in the course information button. The journal submission link is at the end of each folder under the discussion board link. The rubric has 3 parts, and I will explain them further in this message. The average number of pages for each journal should be between 5-7 pages in length (double spaced, size 12 font). A good rule of thumbs is that a paragraph is never enough to address any of the tasks (criterion) from the rubric. The first part of the rubric (your understanding of the readings) should be at least half of your journal entry (2-3 pages). The second and third part of the journal should be the same (2-3 pages). Here is a breakdown of the rubric. 1. Demonstrate comprehension: For this part, think about it as if you are writing a critical analysis of both readings. You need to explain what you learned, not a summary. Please use key terms from the readings and explain them. The best way to do this is by going through the readings and making a list of important vocabulary. Make connections, look for the ideas that these authors have in common or different and discuss them. Bottom line tell me what you learned using words that the authors use to defend their ideas. This is how you prove that you read the assigned readings for the week. Go through the entire reading again and make sure you have covered everything. Again, please no summary, you must think for yourself and find you teacher’s voice as you read and discuss the topics. 2. Apply the reading: We all have experiences with schooling and education, share one that relates to what you learned from the chapters and that you discussed above. If you don't have an example, use one video assigned in each unit or use scenes from the series you chose to watch to complete your fieldwork requirement. In this portion, you need to demonstrate that you can personally relate to what you learned. Please do not summaries all the videos in your journals. You may use one video for this portion of the journal. Videos are to help you understand the readings. 3. Articulate a critical analysis: Consider how this new knowledge will help you become a better teacher. How is this new knowledge going to stay with you forever? All teachers have a little mental book where we keep the ideas we have learned and that have changed the way we practice our art; this will begin to shape your personal pedagogy. How will the ideas that these authors bring forth help you be a better teacher?

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