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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?

Friday, March 13, 2009

The most important thing I've learned about my students in the past term/year is . . . "

The most important thing I've learned about my students in the past term/year is . . . " 
My students never cease to amaze me. Just when you try to put them in this teenage box, they turn around and show more maturity than I could ever imagine. They show me the imagination adults loose over time. They have no fear of the future and what it can provide for their dreams. At times I am running around the class, studio and edit bays helping and assisting, I forget that the students are also observing me, today one of my students stopped me and said "you seem like a road manager, always checking on everyone and working on your projects at the same time." This is coming from a student that didn't have a concrete idea of what career she may have interest in, I told her "that why they call me the producer and thats what you are." We are working on projects that should display their skills and talents which make them ready for the work world. This young lady chose producer as her focus. I was very excited about her visual approach to her topic. She has become more confident and knows she has a lot to learn but is on her way, that makes my day. 

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Hi, Loraine - your post indicates that we can learn important values from our students' attitudes, especially their optimism about the future. Letting their youthful energy and discovery work on you will keep you young as well. Thanks for sharing.