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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!

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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
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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?"

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Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
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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?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Activty that I tried or implemented would be small groups. I love having set small groupsl I do not have the confusion or the group problems that I encountered in the past. Last week I tried to have a discussions with my small groups. That did not work out for me. The students began raising their voices and getting out of control before I knew it. In the future I will have to set more guidelines prior to the activity.

1 comment:

RS said...

Aimee maybe that information could be delivered in a role play. I had a group that was getting bored and tired of the way information on positive attitude was being delivered. So I schemed with one of our resource people to come into my class and question something that was being planned for that class. It was hard to keep a straight face as we played out in a non positive and un-professional way to discuss things.

You should have seen the draw drops. The other teacher and myself finally began laughing. It brought energy, life and positive response to the group. It was surprising how much they got from the class when the contrast to positive attitude was displayed.

You have to know if your students can handle that and be very careful of the delivery. There are many ways to do a role play that would not be so severe. The main thing for me was to contrast the information I was trying to deliver. Sometimes I have to use what I call a change up pitch.

I hope you find this helpful.