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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, September 26, 2009

To my surprise

This past week, something happened that surprised me. I have been in the topic of infection control. Every day before I would go into a new lesson, I would give a brief but detailed review of the previous lessons for this topic. I reviewed so much that I am sure that I sounded like a broken record. I do this for the sake of repetition. Students can learn and retain by repetition. This week, we started a new topic and I wanted to close out that chapter and begin or open the new chapter. To my surprise, my students were able to recall everything that we covered. They were able to list the 6 types of microorganisms, the 6 links to the chain of infection, bioterrorism etc. The exam was Thursday of last week and on Monday, to my surprise, they were still able to recall the information. That made me feel that I covered the lesson well. Last year, it was my first year teaching and I felt like I was not effective. But again to my surprise, the students stated that they recalled alot of the information that I taught last year. I think that my energy and excitement this year is rubbing off on them.

1 comment:

Kennis said...

I have found that covering information in different ways will help tremendously in helping with the students ability to retain information. I covered employability with my class and had them take notes, watch film and enact interviews. By the time I gave the test, almost everyone did well. I was pleasantly surprised and learned a valuable lesson. I wish all my lessons had enough material to do this.