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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?

Friday, October 29, 2010


I have made assumptions in the past where I have a student who will not participate in class when doing any class work. I tried so many different methods of trying to engage her, one day I decide to just go ahead and do a small lab. Well when went into the lab she was a whole new person she was much more involved and open to what I had to teach her. I have sense gotten her to do much better in class, because she is much more aware now that the book work part will help her. By focusing more with the class work she is learning that there is information that will help her to do much better with styling hair which she loves. So my assumption was proven wrong I thought she was just lazy but she showed me and now we both understand each other a little better as to why I teach certain parts first before going into lab.


Dr. M said...

Hi, Kristie - you have hit on the key to Career Tech, and that is making the class relevant to the lab, and good for you for teaching that 'small lab' session first. Many of our students need to be motivated by the lab to see the connection to the classroom - keep up the good work!

Tamarah said...


I totally agree. This is similar to the situation with my student. I can relate to students who are not engaged as much during the lesson, but they are much more involved when the lesson is taught during a lab.

When the students are able to work on a lab, hands on, they are able to feel more involved with the learning and the application of what they learned.