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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?

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Lab Activity

Lab Activity

I recently conducted a lab on ABO blood typing that followed a lecture on the circulatory system and blood components. The students were divided into five groups (no more than four per group) and given slide plates for four different patients plus simulated blood and anti-sera for all four patients. They were also given a study guide plus an analysis and assessment package to complete after performing this lab. I reviewed the study guide aloud with them prior to the beginning of this lab. Basically the questions were along the line of which patient had what blood type, which were Rh+, and how these answers were determined.
The lab itself went very well, only one student needed to repeat the sampling. The problem occurred during the analysis portion. One of the assessments was based on the creation of a Venn diagram and a few other questions required critical thinking. It worked out in the end but there was a lot of whining up to that point about the inability to complete the analysis. This was a simulated lab kit for grades 9-12. I think I assumed too much regarding the ability of my students.

1 comment:

Ken Blackwell said...

I too struggle with this. I am so used to talking to others in my field I forget to break things down to elementary levels, forgetting the students have no knowledge, and many will not ask questions until testing.