Thursday, August 12th Schedule and Materials

How can we reflect upon and improve our work to best serve students?

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“All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual."


-- Albert Einstein

"Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish growth without destroying roots."

-- Frank Clark

“Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection.”


-- Kim Collins

Thursday's Schedule and Assignments

Meeting Times and Locations

7:15 a.m. Breakfast

Main Dining Room

8:00 a.m. Session #17: Giving and Receiving Feedback


  • Austin's Butterfly

  • Discussion of giving and receiving feedback

  • Review of rubric and protocol for lessons and debriefs

9:00 a.m. Session #18: Lesson Sharing in Cohorts 

Cohort Rooms

  • Breaks will be scheduled as needed in individual cohorts

12:00 noon Lunch

Common Room

1:00 Session #19: Asynchronous Lesson Sharing in Cohorts

Cohort Rooms

  • Breaks will be scheduled as needed by individual cohorts


5:30 p.m. Session #20: Reception



6:00 p.m. Dinner

Common Room

  • Participants traditionally thank the dining hall staff at this meal

7:45 p.m. Session #21: Workshop on Sustaining Yourself


  • NENTS Staff

9:00 p.m. Burning of Fears and Optional Social Time


  • Do:

    • Finalize plans for first class. Be prepared to share it with your cohort.


  • Write:

    • Distill your reflections throughout the week. Then map out four or five components that cultivate an effective learning environment that you wish to focus on this year. Using the readings and experiences from the week, justify why each item is on your list.

    • What is your checklist for yourself that will allow you to stay sane and balanced?

Session #17

  • Watch and discuss video

  • Review rubric

Session #18

  • Facilitating a critique/peer assessment exercise

Session #19

  • Facilitating a critique/peer assessment exercise

Session #20

  • Discussion

  • Role-playing

  • Journaling

Pedagogy Modeled