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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?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Classroom Activities

I noticed that my students retain information better when I present it in a fun way. So I enjoy playing games when it is time to review for test or quizzes. So when were concluding the chapter on cooking methods, we played the review game. I check out buzzers from our media center and each team member had a chance to come to the answer table. Overall I think the game went well but it was so much moving around, because I wanted each student to have a chance at answering a question. For the most part I feel that the majority of the class gained a lot from the activity but others were still a bit confused. The game was rather fast paced and required students to be attentive to the questions that were read. They all stated they enjoyed the lesson but when it came to test time I still had a few that didn't do to well. I have been looking into designing more games/activites that can be used to help students study for test/ final exams, they seem to have a better response to activities of this nature.


RS said...

I agree with you about information retention being better when learning is fun and presented in games. There are many games we have learned about at NTI. The students are learning from them and it provides them a chance to share information as well as improve learning. One of the games that has worked very well is "Who Wants to be a Millionaire".
The students and I have modified it to where it can be played out with everyones involvement and participation. Who Wants to be a Millionaire provides a good opportunity for reviewing information and preparing for test and exams.

RS in Alpharetta

Dargo said...

that look like a good idea I will haft to try something like that.