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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?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Lab Activity

I completed CPR certification with my classes and I must say everything really went well. I inspected every manikin for any defects, damage, and markings before the sessions. I carefully review the lab rules and classroom rules with the students and explain that abuse of equipment would not be tolerated and the plan of action if equipment was damaged upon return. I developed a sign in and sign out log and required students to sign out the manikins and CPR equipment every class period. I assigned the same two students to the CPR equipment station and they followed all rules as mandated. I assigned two other students as a time manager and my daily room managers assisted with attendance. Students were assigned in groups of two by their own choice. Only one student was allowed to check out the manikin for each group. All students performed exceedingly well during the opening and closing CPR procedures by cleaning the manikins and maintaining proper care of equipment. Students were careful to inspect the manikins on checkout because they did not want to see a charge for a damaged CPR manikin their 12th grade list of fees due before graduation.

The only problem experienced was lag time in checking out the manikins. Students would stand around and talk while checking out the manikins. Jesse noted the lag time during my observation and made a suggestion to offer an incentive for the students who would sign out manikins and return to their seats in a timely manner. Well, I did offer a "No Homework Pass" coupon to the first four students to return to their seat, clean manikin, and insert manikin
lungs, take a seat, and ready for instructions. Well, the students really brought into that idea and almost ran to the manikins station trying to be the first to return to their seats.

Next time I will change the way I offered the incentives. I think I will just observe for those students that are on task and give the incentives to those students. Overall, everything went well.

1 comment:

Shellee said...

I use incentives for my students like free dress days or bonus points on an activity of their choice, but I usually give the class notice of what is expected and when/who can get them. This way they know ahead of time what is expected. I alos include a professional behavior clause in my incentive giving. If a student performs the required task to get the incentive, but knocks over someone else or endangers equipment or others in getting there, they don't get the incentive.