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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, October 3, 2008

3rd week post

Well I have a classroom, control room, studio, 4 edit bays (rooms) and other storage rooms. Sometime I catch myself running around like a chicken with its head cut off, checking and checking on students which is what I am suppose to do. I am not complaining at all. Of course the area is set up that way because thats the way the real life TV news stations are set up. I find that this will expose the kids to real life working conditions. My former supervisor could not micromanage everyone you were held accountable for your actions. Thats what I am trying to instill in my students of course some get it and some don't. For the most part they stay on task its just a few I must keep reminding that, yes this is a fun class but we must produce a product. Overall things are okay, I will just strap on my roller skates and roll on. This is the 3rd month of school I can't believe it. 


Vincent said...

I agree with you my classroom and Lab or set up like the Police Academy to instill a sense of Law enforcement culture. Because my classroom is so big and we do so many hands on sctivity for my introduction classes they think it's play time although they are receiving grades for their activity.

One thing I did was to give out my own progress reports so they can actually see their hands on activity grades in the class many of my students asked me how did I get this grade and I explained to them, because of the quality of hands on work they did this was their grade. I try to make all my students participate in these activities once they see their grades and this want be actually fun time for them but serious work I have no further problems.

Lori said...

Hey Loraine, I can totally relate. One thing that has helped me is to use a couple of upper classmen (seniors), that I can trust to help out with some of the management and questions. These seniors know how to edit and answer questions regarding equipment usage. I find it impossible to answer all the questions in my lower level classes. A couple of level 3 & 4 students have been placed in the lab to help me out. In my split class, which has 15 level 3 & 4's and 15 level 2's, I have to depend on leadership to make the classroom successful. I gave job titles to the seniors and they are graded according to their job performances. I have a lab manager, studio manager and an equipment manager. I relay to these guys and gals expectations to fulfill for their grades. This helps tremendously, as we broadcasting teachers are pulled in a hundred directions. Maybe I can borrow your skates sometime ! Lori