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  • Blog post 6

    Myself as a reader

    As a teacher, being able to communicate effectively is a key way to being the best teacher possible. What I got from this reading is that a deep vocabulary enables you to express yourself more clearly and gives students a better understanding if they know what the words mean. A teacher with a deep vocabulary can explain concepts in a more comprehensive and understandable way with fewer words which would be more effective for remembering what they are talking about. They can share their thoughts and ideas more effectively, which makes it easier for students to understand what they’ve learned. A teacher with a large vocabulary can produce better-written materials such as lesson plans, and instructions. Additionally, they can read and comprehend complex texts and academic papers easier. This is a valuable skill when researching and preparing for lessons. Having a deeper vocabulary can give a teacher confidence as well. Which makes them feel more comfortable when speaking in front of the class or while talking to other teachers. Teachers with a strong vocabulary can also teach it better than those with a weaker vocab. They can explain it way better than teachers who don’t have as strong of a vocabulary. Having a deep vocabulary can give a teacher the ability to communicate more effectively, which gives them a better chance of being the best teacher possible and giving the students the best chance to succeed.

    My work as a teacher

    Using a deeper vocabulary can help learners understand the Cold War in a deeper and more complex way. While talking about historical events, it is important that we have a strong understanding of the vocabulary and concepts being used in order to completely understand the events and their significance. For example, terms such as containment, and the arms race are important concepts in understanding the key parts of the Cold War. If the students we are teaching are familiar with these terms, they can better understand the strategies of the United States and the Soviet Union during this war. Also, a deeper vocabulary can help young learners communicate their ideas and opinions about the Cold War. By having a better vocabulary, they can show what they know about the Cold War more effectively and accurately, which is an important skill for developing critical thinking. Having and using a deeper vocabulary can deepen the students you are teaching an understanding of the Cold War and help them engage with historical events more in detail.

    Source: Wright, T. S., & Gotwals, A. W. (2017). Supporting Disciplinary Talk From the Start of School: Teaching Students to Think and Talk Like Scientists. Reading Teacher71(2), 189–197.

  • Blog post 5

    Myself As a reader – The Cold War was a period of political tension between the United States and the Soviet Union, marked by the threat of nuclear war and lots of competition in areas such as space exploration and military technology. Similarly, reading can be a challenging and sometimes frustrating activity, requiring concentration, and lots of perseverance. In order to figure out the complex political landscape of the Cold War, it was necessary to think deeply and analyze information from many different sources. Similarly, reading requires deep thinking skills such as reading and understanding the text, making connections between ideas, and exploring arguments and evidence. The Cold War was characterized by the clash of two competing systems, with the United States wanting democracy and capitalism while the Soviet Union wanted communism. Similarly, reading often involves encountering different perspectives and viewpoints, which can challenge our thoughts and expand our understanding of the world. Despite the tension and conflict of the Cold War, it also led to important developments in areas such as technology, and international relations. Similarly, reading can open our knowledge and understanding of a wide range of subjects, from history and science to literature and philosophy.

    My work as a teacher – As a teacher, I want to be able to help my students understand reading in the easier way possible but at the same time I want to use my abilities to know the amounts that I should know of what I am teaching. During this chapter of The Cold War book, I start to learn more in detail about the conflicts that were going on outside of just communism. It was a total race to see who the best was at practically anything. An outside fictional scene from Rocky where he fights Drago this is something that I can connect to the book because that took place during the Cold War. However it is fictional it does make sense how they were seeing who was better at almost any event sport, knowledge, etc. The list could go on and on but I take this into understanding. I hope to use more of having a better understanding as time goes on and want to be the best in that possible subject.

    Source: Muhammad, Gholdy. 2020. Cultivating Genius. New York: Scholastic. Chapter 4 Toward the Pursuit of Skills. pp. 82-99.

  • The Ocean

    The Ocean has been very important to the overall history of lifestyle. The ocean has played a significant role in human history and culture for thousands of years. Here are a few examples. The ocean has been a major means of transportation for people and goods, in which early civilizations such as the Vikings relied heavily on sea trade routes. The ocean has also played a crucial role in the exploration and colonization of new lands, including America and many other countries. The ocean has been a primary source of food for many cultures throughout history, with fishing and other forms of resource exploitation providing economic opportunities. Many coastal cultures have developed unique food based on local seafood. The ocean has been the site of numerous battles and conflicts throughout history, from ancient naval battles between the Greeks and Persians to the World War II naval battles in the Pacific. The control of strategic sea routes has often been a key factor in military and political conflicts. The ocean has also been a major focus of scientific exploration with marine biologists studying everything from ocean currents and weather patterns to marine life and ecosystems. The study of the ocean has helped us to better understand our planet and the complex systems that govern it.

  • The sky

    The sky is very important to the history and can be related to the moon as well but some important information about the sky is, The study of the sky has been a major field of scientific inquiry for centuries, with ancient astronomers mapping the stars and planets and making observations about the movements of celestial objects. Astronomy has played a crucial role in our understanding of the universe and our place in it. Weather and climate in the sky are closely tied to the weather climate and have played a crucial role in the development of agriculture, transportation, and other human activities. Ancient civilizations often relied on celestial phenomena such as the position of the sun and stars to determine the timing of planting and harvesting crops. Aviation and space exploration in the sky has also been crucial factor in the development of aviation and space exploration. The first successful airplane flight by the Wright brothers in 1903 was a landmark achievement in human history, while the development of rockets and other spacecraft has allowed us to explore the universe beyond our planet. Overall, the sky has played a significant role in shaping human history and culture and continues to inspire and fascinate us to this day.

  • Moon

    The Moon has played an important role throughout history for a very long time. Starting with, Timekeeping the lunar cycle was one of the earliest ways to keep track of time, with many cultures using the phases of the moon to determine the length of a month and the timing of religious festivals and other important events. As well as the moon has been studied and explored by astronomers for centuries, and has been the target of a couple space missions in the modern era. The first human landing on the moon in 1969, as part of the Apollo 11 mission is considered one of the greatest achievements in the history of space. History is very related to the moon, especially with all that it has accomplished for us. The space landing was during a space race with us and Russia, China trying to see who could be the first person on the moon.

  • Boat

    This boat is related to history and can be related in many ways to it. However, this is in fact a new boat. Boats were used for many historical events. I can relate this to the Mayflower. The Mayflower was the ship that transported pilgrims from England to America in 1620. Sets the beginning of settlement in America from England. Also, boats are very important in many other historical events that can be related to them. I can infer from this photograph that the yacht is a super expensive ship that is very large and can sail very far. Activities in this photo are the sunrise and other boats in the background. Sunrise has been an important symbol in many cultures throughout history, representing the start of a new day and the promise of new beginnings. Here are some examples of how sunrise has been related to history. Many Native American cultures viewed the sunrise as a sacred time of day and incorporated it into their daily rituals and ceremonies. The Hopi, for example, performed a sunrise ceremony to mark the beginning of the agricultural season.

  • Blog post 4

    Myself as a reader –

    Chapter 2 of a book on the Cold War provides an overview of the origins of the conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union. It begins by tracing the historical roots of the Cold War to the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, which established the world’s first communist state. The chapter then explores the events of World War II, which saw the US and the Soviet Union unite against Nazi Germany but also set the stage for future tensions between the two powers. The chapter describes the ideological differences between the US and the Soviet Union, including their conflicting economic systems and political philosophies. It also highlights the strategic concerns that drove the two superpowers, such as the Soviet Union’s desire for security in Eastern Europe and the United States’ interest in containing the spread of communism. The chapter then discusses the initial post-war period, which was marked by cooperation between the US and the Soviet Union on issues such as the formation of the United Nations. I took this chapter to base it on are reading because reading into what you are learning can be very helpful to writing into your discipline.

    Myself as a teacher – To compare my reading to this chapter and our class reading I take the Cold War to be an easy war to write about. So much had happened and I am only on chapter 2. I want to be able to use an interesting book like this when I start teaching a class because it will help me and them understand better the exact content of the Cold War. Writing is something that will be a part of all disciplines no matter what because it is one of the biggest ways to express what you are learning. I could use a summary of the Cold War and give it to them to be able to read it and then write about it. For example, From 1945, when World War II came to a close, and in 1991 when the Soviet Union fell, there was a confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union. Political, and military tensions between the two superpowers, each of which aimed to expand its influence and advance its own economic and political system, defined the battle. The Cold War was characterized by conflicts and an arms race in which both sides worked to acquire nuclear weapons and gain technological superiority. A number of political and economic reforms in the Soviet Union, as well as greater diplomatic attempts to calm tensions between the two superpowers, served as markers towards the end of the Cold War. This short summary of the Cold War could help a student get a broad understanding and you could also give them questions to go deeper into this type of short reading.

    Source: Lent, Releah. 2016. This is Disciplinary Literacy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Literacy. Chapter 3 Writing within the Disciplines. pp. 61-102.

  • D-Day blog post
    This text set is designed to create a better understanding of learning about the battle of Day. It includes photos and a movie as well as some links for students to deep dive into the information.

  • Blog post week 3

    Myself as a reader – I recently switched my book over to a history-related book. What I am now reading is The Cold War by John Lewis Gaddis. As a reader, I am taking from this book and learning a lot about the Cold War and what really happened between the United States and the Soviets. I plan on using this book to teach myself a deeper meaning of this situation because it will be something that I have to teach eventually. What I am taking from this first chapter is that this book is divided into different themes throughout each chapter. The first chapter is set up by starting with the that the Cold War was set up because of the different ideologies between these two powerhouse countries who both wanted control. However Soviet Russia wanted to take over countries and force communism on them while America wanted to stop the spread of Communism. I can compare the readings from the text sets article chapter to what I read here because this reading can be considered a little bit more difficult and if you don’t have an interest in reading this kind of book then you won’t get anything out of it. What I learned from this chapter was the fear of distrust among the American people. They were scared that this war could turn into another world war and nobody wanted that to happen. The Soviets wanted to expand under Stalin’s rule which was a key term to Stalin because they wanted as much as they could get.

    My work as a teacher – As a teacher, I want to learn in detail as much about these different history objectives because the only thing it will do is help me become a more professional and better teacher. Comparing back to the article I read for this class about text, I believe that students must be interested in what they are reading for the ability to grow and learn about that subject. Through reading this book I am going to be able to teach students different ways of the Cold War in hopefully more entertaining ways. I know lots of people don’t care to learn about wars like I do but if the information is handed to them in a fun environment then they will take advantage of what is being given to them. Even if that has to deal with some reading I want them to experience and picture different things going on in the world. I want to be able to use pictures for them to visualize what they are reading. As a teacher, if I can’t make them feel interested in something that interests me this much then I feel as if I am teaching it the wrong way. No students want to just read something they don’t care for because they won’t learn that way. The Cold War was broken down in this chapter to the beginning of it and what started the entire war. I need to teach this unit as a teacher hopefully the way this book is going. Students can learn and take this information in much better if I take it at a slower pace. Especially if the way I am giving it to them is a much more entertaing way.

  • Above the Line Blog post 2

    Myself As a reader – What I have read is how Urban has created a culture throughout the programs he has worked with. Whether that is the Ohio State Buckeyes or the Florida Gators a key reason for his success was the fact he created such a strong connection with his players and the players within themselves. Creating a good culture is something that is not easy to do. Ohio State has one of the strongest cultures during Urban’s time there he said. He used the terms relentless effort, competitive excellence, and Power of the unit as some terms. The power of the Unit can be used in a classroom and as a coach because if you work together with whoever it will always help you out in the end. Believe it, Sell it, Demand it, these three terms stuck out to me when I was reading because they can work together to produce goals that you want. You have to believe in what your doing especially while teaching, you have to care and sell to the kids what you sharing with them, and you have to demand that they can pay attention and learn from you.

    My work as a teacher – Above the line gave me a new way to go and that is Event + response = Outcome. This is something that we can all live by because it 100% is true. This is something that I will preach as a coach or teacher because it is very meaningful to me. People need to understand that if diversity hits your going to have to respond in a positive way no matter what for a positive outcome to happen. As a coach and teacher, I must respond to bad events with a positive response to show what people should act like. This is called the R factor in Urban Meyers’s words. R1 is considered as Press pause and check and see what this situation means to you. Well, does this affect you in a positive or negative outcome or should it be avoided? R2 is to get your mind right. To become an elite performer in anything your mind must be set on the right ways. R3 is to step up and be the person you can be. This is for the leaders to show that they are leaders and can separate you from the rest. R4 is to adjust and adapt and this could mean many different things. If the situation changes many different aspects of your life then you must adjust and adapt to those things. R5 is to make a difference in whatever you do. These 5 steps are something that I will follow and share with my students and players.

About Me

My name is Jack Cardaman. I am a Freshman at John Carroll University in where I play football here. I am from Aurora, Ohio