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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 30, 2008

Open Mic

Today, I tried something different with my fourth period class. We played a game which is called, You Be the Judge. First, I had my class get into six groups with four people in each group. The game is played with cards that have different court case scenarios. I gave each group about thirty different cards in which each card had a different scenario. The groups had to answer the question to the scenario, did the court find for or against the defendant? I had the first group read their scenario and the second group answers the question. If the second group got the correct answer, they received one point and would read the next question to the third group. If they missed the correct answer, they did not receive any points, and the third group would read the next question to the fourth group. This method of rotation kept going until the end of the period.
It was amazing how involved each student became in the reading and answering of each question. Using this simple game turned out to be a great teaching and learning experience not only for the students but also for me.


Amy M said...

That sounds like lots of fun. I wonder if I can incorporate that into the broadcast class. It sounds similar to the role play lesson mixed with a round robin. I like how you give points, too.

AimeeMcD said...

Congratulations! You seem to have great success in your classes! Why don't you try to share some with the rest of us.

Dr. M said...

That's a great lesson, Mark, and thanks for sharing with everyone. I imagine the students also liked the change of pace as well, especially if it was well-focused and interactive.