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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?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

9-24-08; An Event I Am Teaching That Took Me By Surprise

This week in class we are working on finger waving, sculpture curls, and roller sets. There are three students that are currently in my second period class that have claimed continuously that they can not do hair at all. All three of the students are intimidated by their other classmates that obviously have a little more experience in the field of cosmetology. I work very closely with the three young ladies assisting and encouraging them every chance I can. It took me by surprise when all three of the students mastered finger waving after my first one on one demonstration with them. The students are required to give a return performance for all objectives. Every student is must demonstrate five (5) of every service required. The three students showed determination as they not only completed the objectives but mastered each objective as well. All three students now stand confident when working on their objectives and have changed their conversations. The students no longer say they cannot do any hair but are now saying, Mrs. Smith, thank you so very much. I can do it.

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Great! Nothing breeds confidence like success. My first labs were always designed to ensure student success, especially for those who lacked confidence, and many or our students, especially those new to our programs, are very unsure of what to do or how well they can do it. Great lesson shared.