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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

Classroom Activity

This semester I assigned projects dealing with the Gun violence in the United States the students had to do a research paper, Visual aid poster or Powerpoint was also needed with the paper. Also I assigned for reqirement a Word citited page. Some of my students enjoyed the work and research and gained good knowledege from stats and the UCR - uniform crime report. The displayed their information and verbally submitted their projects to the class. On the other hand I had students who didn't try or make a good effort towards their projects. I reward the students who took their time with gifts like notebooks, pens, jumpdrives and highlighters. This caused the students who received a bad grade to get an attitude with me and the other students. I was very surprised with the response. I'm not sure if I would do this again.


Ken Blackwell said...

Maybe the idea was sound, but the extent of the reward was too high. I have been bringing in large bags of starburst singles. This getts the class involved,I throw out singles throughout the class for participation, like correct answers ect. This is not expensive and all the students want one. All they have to do is participate.

penny said...

I have done something similar Vincent and got the same results. It seems like the "bad grade" students respond after seeing the prizes with attitude and by saying "if I had known I would have done better or actually tried..."

Maybe letting them know before might inspire different results...maybe even part of the rubric