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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, September 21, 2010

Follow the leader

Recently I taught a lesson to my class about communication skills. We talk about different ways to communicate. After a short lecture about non verbal communication, which my students thought was totally impossible. The only way they can see communicating non verbally was of course you know, texting. Well after the lecture we played a game called "follow the leader." It is a game where the groups stays in the classroom and one person who is called the guesser, is called outside of the room. While the guesser is outside the door, the group picks a leader. The objective is for the group to follow the leader, and to keep the guesser from figuring out who the leader is. So the leader has to communicate with the group non verbally without getting caught by the guesser. Every time the leader makes a move the rest of the group has to follow suit. The students were so excited about the game, my principle came in the class and the students explained to him the object of the game. They told him that they were communicating non verbally. He was so impressed he mentioned it in a faculty meeting, and stated that it was differentiating. He called it "follow the leader", cosmetology style...Who knew!!;-)

1 comment:

Sabrina said...

Way to go! That sounds interesting. I can see where this game can be used across the curriculum.