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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

What Constitutes A Good Teacher

Being a career tech teacher, I think an effective teacher is someone that is strong and knowledgeable in the field they are teaching. They also have a special way of delivering the information or knowledge to the students. I learn best from someone that is entertaining, but that is not always a proper method for teaching. Someone else may learn better from a lecture given by a well spoken instructor. I try to fall more on the lines of a well spoken instructor, but I think most of the time I still end up trying to be entertaining. I believe all of us are still honing in on our teacher skills. I believe we all have unique ideas of what a good teacher is because of the various ways we all tend to learn ourselves. We have all been in a class in college where we have thought the instructor was incredible and the person sitting directly next to us will say it is the worst instructor they have ever had. One of the things our school system is pushing is understanding your WHO. Each class that we teach has a different make-up than any other class. Our WHO differs from period to period. I would love to elaborate more on this, but I guess you could say I am still trying to figure out WHO I am first.

1 comment:

Thozi said...

Those teachers that I remember most were those that made teaching entertaining. Not that they became uncontrollable clowns, no. But the way they made us laugh our lungs out contributed to our remembering what they taught us!