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This week I would like you to use your imagination. You have just won the lottery and will leave your teaching post immediately to travel around the world. As you leave your keys you meet your replacement. You are asked to give this new teacher just ONE piece of advice. What would that be, and why? Enjoy your world expedition!

Blog Post - Week 7
This past week in my own teaching I felt a little disconnected which prompts my question to you, "What was the moment (or moments) when I felt most disconnected or disengaged as a teacher - the moment(s) I said to myself, I'm just going through the motions here?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 6
For the past couple of weeks you have experienced asynchronous online learning (doing modules by yourself). Previously this semester you have experienced synchronous online learning (all together in the Collaborate room). Which do you think is more effective and why do you think that? Which do you like better, and why?

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 5
This week we have what we call "open mic." You can write a post about anything related to your teaching that you would like responses from your classmates.

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 4
Here is this week's question: "What was the event that most took me surprise this week - and event that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 3
Please write a post about the following question, "In thinking about my past week teaching what is one thing I would do differently, and why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
Please write a post about the following question, " In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 1
Describe something you used in your program in the first weeks of school that you learned in the summer NTI program. How did it work? Did it get you off to a stronger start than last year?

Saturday, March 8, 2008

From NTI to the classroom

Every teacher in the classroom should know something about the Cognitive, Psychomotor, and Affective domains of learning. The emphasis in most schools today seems to be the Cognitive domain, since they spend so much time dealing with the SAT or the HSGT. Several of our High Schools are using a multidisciplinary curricula which allows the students to develop their Psychomotor skills, such as music and drama. Not much attention is given to the Affective domain which deals with the student's attitude and values. After looking into the different domains you will realize why most students, especially those in high schools that are full of attitudes without values.


Connie said...

Trevor, I agree. We need to work harder with the Affective Domain. Parents used to instill right from wrong in their children. Parents use to make sure that their children learned the Golden Rule and treated others the way they wanted to be treated. We've lost that in a large part of our society now. Example is still the best teacher. Unfortunately many parents are not good examples. So teachers have to be as good examples as we can be to our students. Maybe our students will pick up at least a few good qualities along the way.

Corey C said...

Excellent blog. That is so true. And, way to incorporate this vocabulary into your blog!! Seriously though, these methods could only improve relationships at home, between parents and kids. I mean, the implementation of this methodology could work at nearly every stage of child development.