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Reflection on attempt number one

We have wrapped up our first attempt at Mantle of the Expert as connected teaching team. There have been successes, as well as some points of frustration and uncertainty.

To summarize our MOTE;

Hook: interned messes up, put the display put in order to send offCompany Creation: created office space, wrote about our first day on the job, created artifacts of the company (logo, business cards, vehicle design, website)History of the Company: advertisements, interviews from our successful history Mini commission: write lesson plans to accompany the display sent awayCommission One: create a road show that explores continental drift. We trailed our ideas on local years 6-8 students and gained their feedback. We used this to do some data analysis. Commission Two: Create a bus stop poster that is informative and interactive showing Polynesian Journey to NZ Wrap up: imagine you are at the bus stop, what is your reaction to this poster. Write a short social media post in role as the company to ho…

Problems and solutions...

It's been awhile since my last post, and I think that it is due to a departure from Mantle as of late within class. We have been having some struggles with maintaining a MOTE approach with 60 students, and with 3 teachers who have never taught in a MOTE before. It has been a big learning curve for all of us.

The newest commission that the company received was to create bus stop posters from the Pasifika Komiti that were interactive, engaging and informative about 'Journey's to New Zealand'. The company underwent some professional development to help build their knowledge before creating the posters. In hindsight, I think that that the 'Professional Development' days that were set up to assist in the development of the posters were too teacher driven in terms of the content. There was no questioning of students in terms of what they already knew / wanted to know / questions they had for the development of their poster. I think that if we had have done that, the…