Most of the time I reflect on my Christian lifestyle and what that means to be closer to God. Today I want to reflect on my teaching profession and how I can better impact my students in their relationship with God.
We (as teachers ) have been learning about differentiating instruction for our students and what that looks like in a classroom. Since I am now teaching technology classes, I'm actually finding it easier to differentiate instruction in the sense that students can create their own end result of a project they're learning as long as they are using the software required.
However, I found that I need to plan ahead on a more specific guidelines or more in detailed rubric for the students to follow. Even though the students as a whole came up with a specific logo for their website using the Adobe illustrator software, I found some to be more detailed and unique than others. We did logo research before starting the project and what was expected of the students to use when designing their logo. With that said, I was looking for each one to incorporate their name into the possible business endeavour so the logo was uniquely for them. Not all students wanted their name visible and went for a more simpler logo design. For next time, I would organize more specific guidelines to represent their ideal business.
I found the project to be fun and definitely differentiated in instruction given the students were able to design a logo particular to them. There wasn't a set or standard that maybe one of the students would find boring because they were developing the end product. They were able to challenge themselves based on their own level of expertise with the illustrator software. This gave the students the opportunity to provide their own challenges. However, there are always the students that don't like to challenge themselves and this is something I need to keep in mind when planning for my next software project.