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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?

Friday, September 26, 2008

A Happy Surprise

We had some material to cover this week and I found out that we are having early release days. Well we had some chapters to cover in the book and we all know how much students enjoying reading, especially when they need to, even us. What could I do to cover needed material in a fun way and in a way that the students will learn?
So I was thinking maybe I could employ some of the training aides, games, which Ms. Hayden had posted on line. It provided an excellent vehicle for reviewing material that had been covered. Certainly the fact that it was a game caught the students interest and provided much competitive enjoyment for the students. By applying to several learning modalities, quality learning and reinforcement of previously learned material was successfully accomplished.
My happy surprise was to see students that are rarely excited about school get involved and to see the active teaching/learning process reach a very high participation rate. I will be using many of the other games that are available. The game we played was “Who wants to be a Millionaire” while learning about tools.
RS at Alpharetta


Dargo said...

that is grate that you were able to rich that student that well that they Care that much to do good.

Ken Blackwell said...

Don't you wish we played games in class? I believe school would have been more fun. I always enjoyed school, but these little things can make all the difference.