One of the many take aways so far had been on the best strategies on how to present to an audience. Because I now know more than 80% of people are visual learners, images done correctly are the best way to make a lasting impression. My focus has primarily been about behavior and it's effects due to student motivation and engagement so to get my message across I would use images that displayed classrooms that were heavy on collaboration, teachers coaching small groups of students, different students working on different things. More of an "organized chaos" rather than traditional setting in rows with teacher standing in front of room.
I went from my essential question based on what to do with early finishers/advanced students and how to manage a classroom that was heavy on differentiation and academic grouping so that a handful weren't so distracting to the rest of the learning environment(or annoying me) to how can I change my teaching practice so that all learners are included and start and finish assignments at the same time and still get what they need to out of it.
I think the most difficult part is coming up with innovative ways for your students to learn. Because getting out of substitution and augmentation teaching with technology is a process for educators to move out of in itself, changing our brains to "think outside the box" is a struggle. As more educators transform into redefinition we can hopefully become a resource to each other so that the wheel doesn't have to be reinvented.
TPACK has really guided my thought process when it comes to my lesson planning. I definitely always consider or have in the back of my mind how to tie in "the sweet spot", even if it doesn't always work out for every single lesson or activity it remains a goal in my teaching practice.