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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?

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Breast cancer awareness

My classes focused on breast cancer awareness month the past two weeks. They had to create a public service announcement (psa) about breast cancer for one project and create ribbons and psa signs for the school. The student played a lot (of course) and completed the ribbons and signs for the school. The hallway in front of my class looks amazing. I was like a proud mommy for the work that the students completed. However, some of the psa were not that good. They had the content, but little creative thought when into them. So, when we began to video tape themselves, the students began to realized they needed or wanted music and some type of background. I believe that the students are not use to doing this type of work in class and don't believe me when I say we will record it. I tell them that I want their work to be good enough to be on TV or radio and they look surprised of my expectations. I think they are coming around in believing me, but the assignment is due now. So, my heart says let them do it over but the time clock says that we need to move on to the next topic. How do I improve the quality of the project? How do I grade the students work? (yes, I gave a rubric, but if I use it to grade their project the grades will not be that great)

1 comment:

Gerald said...

Our school has been involved for the last three weeks working on breast cancer awareness. The students have raised lots of money doing different types of things such as walk for life and othrres. We were able to get many of the parents involved and this helped a lots. One of the worst things that happened is that one young student raised $360.00 and lost it in the cafeteria. You may feel like the students didn't perform up to your expectations, however, years form now one of your students life could be saved because of this events.