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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, September 23, 2010

Bones, bones and more bones

Last week I started the skeletal system with my 2nd level class. I was looking for a way to review with the students. I created 5 stations for the students to rotate through with different activities at each. They had 15 minutes at each station before rotating. The stations were: labeling a skeleton using tape; labeling bones on each other using tape; coloring bones on a worksheet; using play dough to shape bones and practice the cut lines, quadrant lines, and regions; and playing a match game with our skeletal vocabulary. The kids loved it! The biggest challenge was keeping the noise level down because they were excited about the change of pace. I will use this method again with a different chapter later on and change out the activities. I will probably make the groups smaller to keep noise down even though I will have to make another station. The students said that it was a great review and even though it took time to create and set up, I think it was fun and helped as a review for our test. :)


Angie said...

I like the activities you described on bones. I could use something very similar to this when I am teaching anatomy in cosmetology. Stations help break up the monotony of sitting still and learning. You found a very interesting way to hold their attention and help them review. This method sounds like a lot of fun for everyone. Thanks for the ideas.

Freda said...

We just had a faculty meeting today and many of your bone activities is just what the administrators would like added to daily lessons. It was refreshing to hear how excited the students were about learning. It gave them an opportunity to review and for you to access there understanding of the material. I will definitely try this with some of the different sections. Wonderful ideas and very innovative. One of my favorites was the use of play dough. You have some wonderful ideas.