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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?

Monday, September 22, 2008

Body Planes Win, Lose or Draw

I had a request to post my idea for Body Planes Win, Lose or Draw game. I used this in my Applications class to review the body's directions, planes and movements. Basically, I took the part in unit 6 of Diversified Health Occupations book and put each plane, direction and movement term on a slip of paper with the term's definition. I had two sets of these slips for 24 students(you can create however many you need depending on class size.) I divided my class up into 2 sets of 12-one on each side of the room facing the white board, and then divided each of those sets into competing teams of 6 students. Each side of the room got an envelope with the slips of paper inside. The white board was divided into 2 big sections, one for each side of the room, then on each big section, there was a scoring section for each team of 6 drawn. The competing teams chose who would draw for them and the teams took turns drawing one of the terms on the white board. Each team had one book to look things up and the first team to get the correct term got a point. At the end of the class, the 2 teams who had the most points got a free dress pass or extra credit on their test. It was fun and lasted the whole class. They did not even stop for the bell.


Julie J. said...

Thank you for sharing this information!! I'm going to use it tomorrow in my class!

andrea strommen said...

Hey Shellee,
It sounds like they really enjoyed your class! I wish my classes were jumping up and taking that much initiative. I've tried doing a few games, and tried to get them involved with learning terms for automotive, but I'm struggling so much with my first year students to just get through safety I don't know if I can find room for more activities. I'm glad your class went well, have a good week! See you monday.