My first summary is about the blog post Writing That Is WOW - Worth of the World by Angela Maiers. Ms. Maiers discusses how she likes to write and expresses her thoughts on a daily basis, even if it's working on a chapter of her book or using twitter. She decided to create a lesson called W.O.W. - Worthy of the World. The lesson taught that no matter what a student writes, they just need to find the courage and get it out there for others to see. The students learned that day that their all of their writing is worthy of the world! Ms. Maiers uploaded a great video of her teaching her W.O.W. lesson. It's very inspirational to hear and I really enjoyed reading this article.
Hi, Ms. Maiers. I am a student in Dr. Strange's EDM 310 class at the University of South Alabama. I really enjoyed the video you shared and I find the W.O.W. concept to be very inspirational. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!
In the second article Let's Close the Passion Gap by Angel Maiers, Ms. Maiers makes a very valid point about how our education system is loosing sight of having passion and that it has been replaced with words like "assessment", "common core", and "standardize". I agree that there is a problem that in today's world passing a test has become more important in the classroom than teaching skills and valuable knowledge. Those who are passionate are more creative and willing to take risks to improve the thing they are most passionate about. Someone who is passionate sticks it through till the end, no matter how hard the path is. That is what we should be teaching in schools.
Hi, Ms. Maiers. I am a student in Dr. Strange's EDM 310 class at the University of South Alabama. I hadn't thought of the issue of passion in the education system for quite some time until you mentioned it! I completely agree that students are now way over their heads in tests and assessments. Thank you for sharing, this was a wonderful read!