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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, March 14, 2009

The Most Important Thing……

The most important thing I have learned about my students over the past term is that they actually “get it”. This week we began our clinical practice with 2 of the 3 groups to embark on this venture. I was incredibly and delightfully surprised with, not only how much they knew but how much they cared. Teenagers often appear hard and uncaring on the surface, but as many others have stated in their blogs, underneath they really do care about others. Sometimes in lab practice, which is in essence clinical practice, they appear inattentive and spend too much time talking. My greatest fear is that they do not grasp the seriousness of the matter. However when placed in the actual situation this week, they rose above my expectations. My students were gratefully acknowledged by the regular staff and the residents. They completed their assignments professionally and efficiently, even though they were a bundle of nerves inside as they later confessed. The usual teenage behavior miraculously disappeared.

1 comment:

paulette said...

I concur with you regarding the students do "get it". Sometimes in class you wonder are they really understanding the material and then you place them in a situation to use it and they do. I know you have worked hard with them and I'm sure it was quite rewarding to see them perform so well at their clinicals.