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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?

Monday, November 3, 2008

November 2 Comment

I am having issues grading research papers.  The classes only turned in two pages, but the grammar is really horrible.  A lot of students only wrote 1 1/2 page and have not completed the correct bibliography.  It has amazed me as to how much time it takes to grade these papers. For the most part, the research has been good.  Some of them even obtained interviews with people in the actual field of study.


Dr. M said...

Hi, Georgette - now you know how English teachers feel. Good for you, though, for having your students do this research and I'm sure it was quite meaningful for them to interview career-related individuals. That may also be a possible job connection on down the road.

Jessie H said...

Hi Georgette,

Do you have a writing rubric to grade these papers? That will save you time on the grading, and it could serve as a model for your students as they write.

Dr. J and Jessie Hayden

Keio said...

I know how you feel.I am going through the same thing as we speak. I am in the process of grading there Big project for this semester. I gained a couple of rubrics from other teachers to come up with one good one but it is taking me forever to grade this assignment. I use rubristar alot, you can find some great rubrics already created and you can adjust to your content area. Hope this helps!!!!!

Georgette said...

Dr. J and Jessie: Yes. I have a rubric. It just takes a lot of time. Trying to get through the grammar takes most of the time. Reading through the papers takes up the rest of the time. Thanks, though.