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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?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Activity for My Students

On last week my students were to interview several teachers and students regarding school uniforms. The students were to complete a storyboard and come up with questions for their particular groups. The objective was to see how teachers and students like wearing school uniforms. For the most part the students were on task conducting interviews with the assigned students and teacher.

I was real impressed with some of the students and their abilities to create storyboards and to conduct sound interviews. This activity was set up for students to complete in two class periods. Unfortunately some of the students lost interest in what we were doing and decided not to participate. I would like to conduct this activity again but I would have to find a way to keep other students engaged.


Ken Blackwell said...

This is half the battle. Keeping all the students on task, I dont understand how most love the activity, and others wont participate or if they do finish.
Keep trying I have had four activities three classes talked about for days that my fourth class hated.

Amy M said...

One way I try to prevent the slacking from happening is including on the rubric - yes a rubric - a section for participation. I also have the group members fill out a self and peer evaluation form. Those who don't perform don't get the good grade. This usually is an incentive for them to participate more often.