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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

Things I have learned..................

"The most important thing I've learned about my students in the past term/year is . . . that the students like struture and having someone to listen to them. Many of the students that I have this semester came to me the first semester of the school year and I have noticed that the struture of the course that was presented to them in the beginning of the year the students still abide by this and question me if we tend to go off our routine. Students function better and tend to work better when they have consistency in the structure of there class.I also have found that students LOVE to have someone to listen to them. I think I have such a good and trusting relationship with many of my students because I allow them to express themselves, I noticed that with this they tend to take things more serious and work harder at handling the responsibilities of the class. This also makes them work harder, this year alone I have so many students to volunteer to stay after school to help with functions, industry certification and FCCLA. I have been really amazed at the dedication of the students. With this I have several parents that have called asking me to talk to there child because they know that the child enjoy talking to me. In doing this the students bring me a weekly report of the progress in class....just this week alone I had a teacher come talk to me concerning a student, the student and I talked and came up with a solution for the problem. Each day before going into that teachers class he brings me his cell phone to hold until the end of class. The teacher was amazed at the attention span of the student since doing this, the teacher also stated that it was impressing at how taking away a cell phone can change a student. As a parent I know that this is one of the MAJOR distractions of our kids, they tend to loose focus. I used this same technique with my 16 year old son, that's how I knew it would work.......(smile)

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Hi, Keio - I really enjoyed reading your post as it was so on point. I wonder if your 16 yr-old has noticed a difference in your parenting skills since you became a teacher? You have become such a wonderful addition to your school's teaching staff - keep it up and thanks for sharing!