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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, February 11, 2010

"Are We There Yet?"

I think that my personal values have very little affect on the evaluation process. My evaluations are created after everything else has been completed. The evaluations are a reflection of the lesson objectives and course objective and are reflective of the lesson goal. The objectives are also the basis of the lesson plan. After a lesson has been completed the evaluation is to check and see if you have arrived at the destination that you announced at the start of the lesson. It’s like getting on a plane and the pilot announces that we are going to ATL, the flight is the lesson, the evaluation is when you get off you should be in ATL not LAX. If you can’t verify that you are at that location , there is a problem somewhere.


Thozi said...

Fabulous! I agree with you completely.

Emily said...

Yes I do agree with you. Your evaluation must be objective, and not carry a value judgement. Most of our classes are very skills based, so there is little of our personal values that need to go into the evaluation process. If there was,I think that I would have to take a second look at my teat.

Dr. M said...

Hi, Scott - I like the simple, objective approach, and that it is focused on the lesson's objective. The KISS theory at work . . .

Dr. M