The First Post: My Classroom Set Up with Metacognition in Mind: The Start of The Intellectual Operations
Ritchhart, Ron <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sun 2015-08-30 3:39 AM
You forwarded this message on 2015-10-28 8:23 AM
My apologies for the delay in responding. I’m not sure what happened to your email, though I suspect it got lost when I changed computers. At any rate, congratulations on your award that is quite exciting. Like you I wold expect that thinking routines would help students to engage with learning and develop certain learning skills. One thing I have been thinking about is how routines not only help students engage but might also help with memory. A routine like CSI for example can develop emotional connections to content that help memory. Likewise Word, Phrase, Sentence. A fe new routines like +1 and NDA are specifically designed to help do this. One area you might pursue is trying some of these routines with your students and then seeing how it effects memory. Of course a control group would be great if you can manage that.
All the best,
Ron Ritchhart, Ed.D
Senior Research Associate
Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Director Worldwide Cultures of Thinking Project
From: Francine Massue <FMassue@rsb.qc.ca>
Date: Monday, January 5, 2015 at 10:33 AM
To: Ron Ritchhart <email@example.com>
Cc: Francine Massue <FMassue@rsb.qc.ca>
Subject: My research
Hello Mr. Ritchhart,
My name is Francine Massue and I am a resource teacher at Heritage Regional High School in St. Hubert, Qc. I am very excited by your research and feel that the Routines would accentuate my instruction. I am also very attuned to metacognition and the vision of brain research. My role at school is one of teaching the 'how' and 'why' of learning, study skills and reading/writing skills to students who need the extra help to succeed in school.
I applied for a research grant from the Ministry (ALDI and Asset) here in Quebec based on your research and Routines and the grant was accepted in November 2014.
I will be writing a blog LastSpam has detected a possible fraud attempt from "urldefense.proofpoint.com" claiming to be http://ed4success.blogspot.ca/ based on 2 issues: my instructional growth and my students strategic growth that will include my videos of lessons, lesson plans, photos of the student's work, videos of students reactions, feedback, my reflections etc. My website (LastSpam has detected a possible fraud attempt from "urldefense.proofpoint.com" claiming to be http://francinemassue.weebly.com/) will have my teaching videos and templates.
I was wondering if you had any suggestions as to how to proceed and any words that would help me in this endeavor.
Thank-you for your attention to this matter,
Francine Massue, M.A. Education, Concordia University; Special Education, McGill University
English Resource Teacher
Heritage Regional High School
7445 Chemin Chambly
St. Hubert, QC
J3Y 3S3 Canada
tel: 450 678.1070 Ext 7067
Focus: The focus of this grant was to implement the Intellectual Operations into daily lesson plans;
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