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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?

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Hands on Education :)

I am always looking for new ideas to use in the classroom..... This week I prepared a rotating lab for my students and a skin lab as well. The students love getting up and putting there hands on objects to learn. I had several comments from the students about how they love having me as a teacher and how I try to make learning fun. It made me feel good that the students liked coming to my class everyday. I know that I could make a lot more money at another job, but I feel that I am helping these children in ways that even their family might not. I listen to them, answer questions, and give positive solutions to problems. I still have a lot to learn, but I do the best I can with my busy schedule and that is all anyone can ask us to do.


Janet Mac said...

Becky, it is wonderful that your students are having such a positive experience in your classroom. It is great to know that even though we have the opportunity to do other things we have chosen to make a positive difference in the lives of the ones who really need it the most. Keep up the good work!

Pamela said...

Becky, I think that you are a great teacher because you take the time to listen to what's going on with the students. I feel that providing life lessons are more important than any lesson pertaining to HCSTE. Keep up the good work!

Kristie said...

I totally understand what you mean. The more hands on you can make it the more the students enjoy what they are doing.The little bit of extra attention they get its like the energy boost they need. Some one has to be there for them and when I know that I practically have to kick the kids out of my class I know that they enjoy it and are learning at the same time.