Story of My Learning: Unit 3


The Story of My Learning is an exercise in using feedback to improve your knowledge and skills. I have provided you with feedback in many ways:

  • on individual assignments in unit 3
    • Podcast questions (oral communication)
    • Definition essay (writing)
    • Narrative essay outline (writing)
    • Oral presentation on my Writing Process (oral communication)
  • via email
  • via the Letter to the Class
  • in private comments on your blog
  • in conferences

Now, it’s time for you to gather your own feedback by

Create The Story of My Learning: Unit 3

We begin work on The Evidence of Learning Document on Wed. January 10. It’s due Jan. 14th no later than 11:59:59.

REMINDERS: Last day to submit coursework is January 9, 2018

  • Check Tracking Sheet
  • Check Course Calendar
  • Check your email 

Use your study strategies: 

  • Retrieval practice
  • Dual Coding
  • Spaced Practice
  • Elaboration
  • Concrete Examples
  • Interleaving

Think about where you are in your learning, what you need to do to meet your learning goals, and plan how you will achieve them. 

Communicating Your Process


Student choice is about students making choices that advance their learning.

Today, I am asking you to reflect on the work we have done together over the past few years after reading this post that I wrote last January. 

There is no right way or wrong way to respond.

You might decide to reflect

  1. on the choices you have made;
  2. on the choices you have been offered;
  3. from an objective perspective;
  4. from a personal perspective;
  5. on the role of choice in learning; 
  6. on the walls in your life; 
  7. on taking the walls down and how you have done that;
  8. or some other way I can’t think of right now :).


Assignment 3: Communicating your process

Using one of the following tools, explain your planning process for writing. Consider your audience and purpose. How will you begin your talk? What words will you choose to connect with your audience? Will you use humour? Repetition? Many of the writing techniques are also techniques used in speaking. Review your thinking about Jana Levin’s storytelling in The Moth.


Audience: Your Peers and Teacher and Other Writers

Purpose: To make visible your planning process or to inform others about how you get ready to write


Due: Submit link to the Assignment submission page no later than Dec. 22 at noon.