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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 5, 2008

Challenge in my class

The challenge in my class is that wean the students have mist so many day of school that they can't make up all the work in the class. The students come back to school and wont to make up the work but they have mist more than 3 week of school what kind of work can give them for all the labs that they have mist since they have been gone from class.


bernardo said...

Hello Daniel,

I have the same problem with some of my students. One way I have been dealing with this situation is to research the student’s reason for missing class. I have found several of the students to have valid excuses but the majority of them are skipping or not just attending school. I know my school's policy is to call the parents and to notify the school social worker but sometimes this is hampered by the wrong data we have on students
My suggestion would be to give the students wilth valid excuses either worksheets or a major project for makeup work.

Erika Kitchens said...

Hi there!

I agree with Bernardo. My first block class has some seniors that just oversleep in the morning and never make it in to my class. They have to make up their work after school. Let's face it, they aren't morning people so for them to come in the morning is a joke. They can't even make it to my first block class, much less before homeroom. A worksheet or a research project is just about the only way to modify the lab for them. I had a student who was gone 3 weeks in Europe traveling with his parents. He just was given a very in depth research project to accomodate the weight of the assignements he missed. Then was simply given a study guide for the tests he missed because there was just no way for him to get caught up on all the book work & academic content, etc. This just gave him what he really needed to know. Sometimes if the lab isn't too difficult to recreate, I'll stay after school to let a student make it up. But, they have to schedule the make up around my time, not their time. Otherwise, they will beat around the bush and never get it done.

T-Time said...

Hey Daniel,

We construction techers must be doing a number on these kids. I have the same problem and its ongoing. Those students that have comitted to staying and achieving in my class have been paired together to make up the assigned work. I have not let them off the hook easy by just giving them a project but they are allowed to work on the classwork together to help with understanding and with the work load. Try that and see how it works.