Webb of Thoughts

personal blog of kyle webb

Effort in Assessment

To kick off our Winter 2011 semester we attended a conference covering many different education topics.  For one session I chose to attend a presentation about physical education assessment, mostly since I know nothing about physical education and thought that perhaps I could get some ideas that could translate well over into math and the sciences. To kick off this particular presentation, the presenters posed a question to us;  Should effort be included in assessment?  I immediately thought to myself, […]

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Curriculum Questions

One of the hottest topics of discussion I have encountered so far this semester has been the new Mathematics Curriculum being implemented into Saskatchewan this year and over the next few years. Many things are changing, and it is difficult to say whether they are for the better or worse.  So far, many questions have been asked, but most have been left unanswered simply because no one has any idea. Luckily, near the end of October a representative from the […]

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A few weeks ago, I finished up my finals for the year.   Luckily, I only had to write two finals because all of my education classes had final projects instead.   This meant I had a great deal of extra time to prepare for my two difficult math finals.  I’m used to having to prepare for five finals in the same time period, so I had plenty of time to get ready for these two. Did I use this […]

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A Reflection

This is my slidecast of the reflection I presented to my ECMP 455 class last night. The audio not perfect, but after probably fifteen different tries, I’ve realized that it probably never will be. Enjoy!

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Reflect, Reflect, Reflect

Reflecting. It seems like it is the only thing I ever do anymore.  To be quite honest, I’m getting a little tired of it.  This is probably why my blog has been pretty slow in recent months. It’s not that I don’t like reflecting.  I have found it to  be extremely awarding and beneficial to my own learning, just as I’m sure you have.  The problem is, it has become a chore.   In a certain class I take right […]

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Pick The (Teacher’s) Best Answer

Two weeks ago, I wrote a midterm for one of my education classes. We were told it was a multiple choice exam consisting of 80 questions. When my class arrived at the exam we discovered it was a pick the best answer type of exam. Our professor stated that every answer was correct, but we were supposed to pick the “best” choice. Not surprisingly, hands up shot up around the room. “What if our best answer is not the same […]

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