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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?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Good Teaching

Wow...teaching is being significant in the lives of our students. That may mean teaching them in our respective disciplines or that may mean keeping them from dropping out, making poor choices and or preparing them for life after high school/middle school. All of us have gifts that we call skills and each person skill set is different from the other. That is why we can all teach with specific approaches that vary from one another. I always refer back to my load capacity theory...we all don't teach dump trucks. Some of us teach s-10 pick ups or dually pick ups, but each student can only take on what he is wired to take on. So we must teach 35 students per class with the same general approach yet be able to discern between the dump truck and the pick up.

1 comment:

Dwayne said...

Leave it to a coach to have a great analogy. I love your idea of the dump truck and the pick up. It runs along the same lines of knowing your WHO. I talked about this in my post. Each WHO is different. We must vary our teaching methods not only from class to class, but also from student to student. I do believe that being a teacher, one of our responsibilities is to be significant in the lives of our students. Many of our students do not have proper role models at home. We see some of our students more than their parents do. We need to do all we can to show these students that integrity, hard work, and respect are valuable skills for the future.