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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

Josh - Here's My Post

I recently had my students participate in an in-class film festival. This is in preparation for the county film festival that is currently underway. Overall it was a good experience as the kids could see what all it takes to put together a movie... even one that is just five minutes long. The thing I mot liked was seeing the creativity that the kids exhibited. The thing that did not go well was shooting on campus. When you do a project like this, you need good costumes and sets. We didn't have any of that. The county film festival is done off-campus and gives them an opportunity to display skills in those aspects of production.


Erika Kitchens said...


You have great ideas. I would love to take your class. This activity sounds very fun. Depending on how much notice you give your students, you may try to award bonus points or some other type of reward if they can be just as creative bringing in or making their own props or costumes. One requirement our school is implementing is the going cross curriculum. I guess where I'm going with this is to maybe meet with your Fine Arts Drama Teacher to see if you could merge this activity.

Anyway, I hope you keep creating such awesome ideas!!

penny said...

I saw our kids at Kell doing that too. I think I was an extra in one of the groups project. We actually had a few scenes from a movie called "The Joneses" starring Demi Moore and David Duchovny filmed at our school last week. Cool opportunity for the kids to see all the equipment, etc.