Response: ‘To Maximize Group Work, Make It Metacognitive’
Part One’s contributors were Karen Goeller, Jill Kester, Rachael Williams, Kara Pranikoff, and Cheryl Mizerny. You can listen to a 10-minute conversation I had with Karen, Jill, and Rachael on my BAM! Radio Show. You can also find a list of and links to, previous shows here. In Part Two, Katrina Hankins, Dawn Mitchell, Andrew Miller, Andrea Keith, and Michael D. Toth share their ideas.
This series is “wrapped-up” today with commentaries from Nancy Frey, Doug Fisher, Michael Fisher, Dr. Laura Greenstein, Debbie Zacarian, Michael Silverstone, and Cindy Terebush. I also include comments from readers.
Response From Nancy Frey & Doug Fisher
Nancy Frey is a professor of educational leadership at San Diego State University. Frey also teaches classes at Health Sciences High and Middle College in San Diego. She is a recipient of the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the Early Career Award from the Literacy Research Association.
Doug Fisher is a professor of educational leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College. He is a member of the California Reading Hall of Fame and was honored as an exemplary leader by the Conference on English Leadership. Their most recent book, co-authored with Dominique Smith, is Building Equity: Policies and Practices to Empower All Learners (ASCD 2017):
To Maximize Group Work, Make It Metacognitive
Teachers and educational researchers agree to Meaningful peer interactions fuel learning. The outdated model of a silent classroom as a sign of learning is long gone. Instead, teachers and school leaders listen for the hum and buzz of students as they explain ideas, justify their thinking, pose questions to one another, and make decisions with classmates.
We have a colleague who calls this use of academic language “productive noise,” as opposed to the chatter of a disengaged class.
Educational researchers similarly report on the impact of meaningful peer interactions on learning. High-yield group-work routines with a proven track record include reciprocal teaching (Palincsar & Brown, 1984), cooperative learning (Johnson, Johnson, & Smith, 1991), and the jigsaw classroom (Aronson, Bridgeman, & Geffner, 1978).
While they differ in purpose and execution, each has something important in common: a metacognitive component. In other words, these and other productive group-work routines require that students reflect on their learning and interactions with peers.
Dawn Mitchell Biography
Dawn Mitchell is an American sportscaster who has worked as a sports anchor and reporter for KMSP-TV in Minneapolis since 2004.
She Is a 4x Emmy winner. A graduate of Boston College, Mitchell began her career at NESN, where she was an Anchor for SportsDesk as well as an Emmy Award-winning studio host for Boston Bruins games. She also worked as a sports reporter and anchor for WDJT-TV and CLTV. Mitchell also did sideline Vikings reporting for NFL on Fox.
Dawn Mitchell Family | Brother | Parents
Mitchel has one younger brother named Charlie. Her parents are Alex and Jill Mitchell. She has dated web star, Rudy Mancuso.
Dawn Mitchell Trivia
She made her big screen debuts in the 2013 films After the Dark and Teen Beach Movie.
Dawn Mitchell Career
Mitchell has worked as a broker for more than 15 years. Before this, she worked for a developer in Chicago, Illinois. She works on a team with her husband, Steve Mitchell, out of Epic Realty’s Village at Meridian office. Dawn has been on the relocation team of brokers, and deeply enjoys assisting people who are relocating to Boise, Eagle, and Meridian. She’s lived in Idaho for more than 25 years and raised a family with grown children who attended grade school and college in Boise.
She and Steve specialize in all types of clients – from first-time home buyers to those looking for assisted living facilities for the next chapter! One thing that sets Dawn apart from other brokers is her experience with new construction – she’s worked with Stetson Homes for over 10 years.Dawn_Mitchell’s Image
She is experienced in all facets of new construction, from reading building plans and researching building lots to color selections and reputable subcontractors. Some new construction areas she often works in include Legacy, Syringa, Settlers Bridge, Graywoods, and more to come! Dawn’s clients work with her because she is extremely organized, knowledgeable and available.
She strives for excellence and has maintained a spot within the top 10 percent of Idaho realtors in production level for the past 13 years. Dawn has been in the business long enough that she has been lucky enough to help up to three generations (in more than one family!) find their perfect home. Dawn’s interests include decorating, gardening and cooking the food she grows. She also enjoys bike riding and walking her dog. Her ideal weekend away would be spent in Sun Valley, Idaho.
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Psychic Medium Dawn Friendly Urged By Psychic John Holland And Friends To Pursue Her Calling
A mere five days later, Covent did get hit by a car while crossing the street and died, just like it had been described to her. Since Friendly was only ten years old at the time that all of this happened, she was both scared and upset about having the dream, but she can now see as an adult that her grandma actually guided her through it all which made it a lot easier on her. Of course, no one believed Friendly when she told them about the dream she had, they all just told her that it was a big coincidence.
The good thing is that her grandma was very calm and at peace about what was going to happen to her when she appeared in her dream so it didn’t traumatize Friendly as much as it could have. Friendly says, “She said she was finally happy after being alone for so long.” Fast-forward to today and Friendly, now 53, is living in Thornhill, England and working as a psychic.
She states that it took her decades to be able to “come out of the closet” and take her place as a psychic because of the stigma attached to the field. “You don’t want to be perceived as not the norm because you are psychic,” says Friendly. For the past 10 years, she has been working professionally as a psychic and enjoys doing group readings that involve about 50 people altogether.
“From a very early age, I have been told and shown that I am here to help people,” says a Facebook post of hers. “I help connect ones who have passed away with those who are here. Simply put, I act as a conduit. Messages come through me and I help to deliver them.”
There are plenty of testimonials available on her Facebook page as well (facebook.com/DawnCFriendly/info). Friendly likes to speak about “validations” a lot, which is information that proves that she is receiving the messages from the spirits she says is sending them, this helps to reassure people that she is not making these messages up, but instead the messages are coming ‘through’ her.
A friend of hers named Heidi Meirovich is the person who suggested an article be written about her and had a story to share about what happened when her, Friendly, and another friend went on vacation recently.
They vacationed in Sedona, Arizona and found the concierge at their hotel to be exceptionally kind and friendly, always smiling and extra helpful to them. They decided that they wanted to thank the concierge before they headed out. Meirovich could tell that Friendly was trying hard to hold back what she wanted to say to the concierge because she didn’t want to overstep her boundaries.
Ultimately, Friendly couldn’t keep it contained so she told the woman, “You have the weight of the world on your shoulders”. “You know this is one of the hardest decisions you have to make,” she continued. Friendly could tell that the concierge was very confused so she told her that she could see a woman holding up a bracelet, and she described the bracelet in great detail. This, of course, shocked the concierge, who then said, “That was my grandmother’s.” She went on to advise Friendly that nobody except her and her grandmother knew about that bracelet.
Without being able to stop them, tears began forming in her eyes and she told Friendly about how her daughter was having a hard time and was making some very bad decisions in her life. She spoke openly with Friendly and let everything out that she had been bottling up for years. Friendly never approach people she is going to give messages to without having these “validations” so that she does not scare people away before being able to help them.
“Things like that happen all the time,” says Friendly. “I can be anywhere and I get messages all the time.” It wasn’t until about 15 years ago that she decided to embrace her psychic gift and be more serious about her abilities. The decision came to her when she met well-known psychic medium John Holland.“Holland said I had to do this as a professional. I have an ability,” she recalls. She now loves her line of work every single day. “If I am allowed to help people, it is the best thing in the world. It is not a hobby. I am booked for three weeks in advance.”
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