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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, September 24, 2009

ABBC is on the air

I guess what surprised me the most was the quality of our most recent show. It was an "A" show and these guys have been plagued with bad luck from the start. Their first show was canceled before it was even shot, which was my producers discretion, because of a lack of effort from the class as a whole. I supported the decision and we watched "B" Day pull off a great show, and that really motivated these kids to bust it for a week and turn out a show. I watched these kids really take pride in what they were doing, and while I was there to guide them, they pulled it together themselves. Here comes our studio day, "Live to Tape" as we would say, and these kids were incredible in the studio. You would've thought this was their 10th show, and not their 1st. Not only did they do a great job, better than I ever expected, the rest of the school took notice and are really boosting my students' confidence. They have set the bar pretty high, but I won't be surprised when they get over it.

1 comment:

Dwayne said...

Hal, I know exactly what you are talking about. I have a first block class that at times, amazes me. For most of my lectures, it takes most of my energy to keep them quiet. I assume they aren't learning a thing. But, they are the group that does our live announcements every morning. It is like when the pressure kicks in, they shine. I still feel as a teacher though, if they would quiet down and take to heart a little more of what I teach, they could go from great to incredible. Congratulations Hal on a job well done. There is nothing like when the school notices the work that you put in.