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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, September 26, 2010

Back In TIme

This week the students worked in groups to go back in time researching the history of health care. The students worked in groups, making timeline posters depicting significant strides in health care. Many chose to do traditional time lines but I had one group, all who play instruments, decided to make their timeline in the shape of a guitar. Once the group found a point of interest they really got excited about their project.
Along with the timeline the students had a "Who, what and when am I" fact sheet to complete as a group which was used to reinforce the information from the timeline. Overall, instead of me doing a history lecture, the students were able to see how health care has evolved and how many of the advances and discoveries are still being used today.
On Monday each group will present a time period, making a human timeline. The finale, a gallery tour will provide a fun way for the students to view the creativity of their classmates and learn how to give positive feedback to others. Students initially complained about doing the time lines but once they begin working they actually enjoyed the project and learned, too.

1 comment:

Janet Mac said...

That sounds like a very good idea Freda. This strategy not only helps the students to learn the events in history, but also gives them a way to be creative so that the information becomes more relevant. Using the lecture method for this particular unit can be a little boring and this helps to put a little excitement in the presentation. Also, using the gallery tour adds to their knowledge and will hopefully inspire them to use some of their classmates creative ideas for future projects.