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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, October 3, 2009

This Teaching Thing is like..... Whoa!!!!

This teaching thing is definitely challenging .... It makes you say WOW.... This past week I felt much connected with my students by engaging them as learners with fun activities .... Sometimes I sit up and think in the middle of the night ,on What I can do to connect my students and keep them hyped with the lesson ..... For instances past week I came up with something exciting for the class for the study of (Bacteriology) I carried out my excitement to the friendly neighborhood Walmart . There I was in search for some magnetic Alphabet letters , similar to the the elementary and preschoolers used at home on the fridge ..... Well anyway I said as I approached the children's aisle in search for my letters .... Today we will have a better understanding of this weeks word wall, Today we will play " THE SOUL TRAIN SCRAMBLE BOARD .... each pack of letters may cost you just $1.00, however this is a fun activity for the student and also a great group activity .... Then on to the next activity I then used the world famous TWISTER GAME... use your word wall or terms for the lesson you want to introduce them to .... This is fun and it makes the students say WOW... Connecting everything to the standard , making learning fun ... Connecting the learner to the lesson and the lesson to the learner ... This past week has made my teaching eventful and engaging ,This teaching thing is like WHOA!!!!!!!!


Ginger said...

Good idea Selina. Sometimes I feel like I get in a rut and am just trying to get throught the day. You are extra creative which is what the kids need.

Dr. M said...

Hi, Selina - your creative ideas were in full view the day I visited, and were quite successful. That is what teaching is all about - creating exciting, relevant, and fun lessons that capture your students' attention - learning and teaching should be fun! Keep on creatin'!

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