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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?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Good Teaching

Leave them wanting more. I believe that good teaching makes students want to learn more. Whether it is on their own or through another venue, they are excited enough to want more. With technology at our fingertips and information just a click away, this may be getting harder to do. Then again it may open up more doors. The biggest challenge I see is that some students want to know the advanced knowledge without learning the "boring basics". Here is where the teaching challenge arises.
We are influenced in our beliefs about what good teaching is by the way we feel comfortable learning. If you are visual, then I think you tend to go visual with your style. Our personality definitely shows in the ways we teach our students.I saw that even in NTI group sessions this summer. I think that the different styles are good for students. If we were all the same & taught in the same style- how boring the day would be !


Randi said...


I agree with you on this. Keeping them wanting more is a sure way to excel in teaching. We had an awesome opportunity this summer as we were taught several different methods of teaching. I can say that helped me tremedously. I am sure your students enjoy your class!

Patrick said...

Leave them wanting more....I really like that phrase. I have noticed that some of my students frequently ask to stay after school to help with any work that needs to be done on a car. These are the samestudents who seem to excel in class. They have really connected to the material and can't get enough of it. I will embace this more going forward.