Monday, July 30, 2007
Wilderness 101 and Diversity in the classroom
Tuning the bike and packing gear for this weekend's adventure. The wilderness 101 is a point to point 100 mile event with an estimated 10K feet of climbing. A delicate balance of fire roads, single track and pavement. Should be painful and wonderful at the same time. I have not been taking my training as seriously the past month so the goal is to finish and have enough energy to drink a beer before falling over.
I am switching the race schedule around a bit. The original plan was Wild 101, 12 hours of pando then XC mode in preparation for iceman. As of right now I plan to visit PA, then do the 24 hours of drummond island, then XC mode by late September. I have never ridden in the U.P. and look forward to it.
For this weeks class discussion we are contemplating diversity in the classroom. The focus question is whether or not teachers can foster a sense of community among diverse learners. This will be an interesting topic and look forward to discussion. Having been a sub teacher in Memphis and Michigan I have seen both ends of the spectrum. Teachers serve as facilitators for the education experience. This includes quality of learning and quality of environment.