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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
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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
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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, October 26, 2010


Personally I think it is very valuable to prepare instructional objective in every domain of learning, and if necessary prepare instruction to suit the various levels of your domain or area of education so the no child is left behind.

Not all students learn on the same level so instruction should be prepared using different delivery tools such as power point presentations, visual like video, lecture/verbal presentation, hands on presentations like my culinary labs (where students can actually do a task and you can judge if they got the concept).

When preparation is done you as a teacher are also preparing yourself for the task at hand. When you plan and present a lesson you see where you fell short and can adjust the lesson, especially when the kids do not get it - you adjust instruction and maybe reteach if needed or change the mode of presentation.

I have learned so much by planning my instruction even if I felt I was very organized it allows me to grow as a teacher.

1 comment:

sandra said...

I agree with you. Often times I try to design my lessons with the dfferent level of learners I have in my class. I use the same teaching tools you use. I use powerpoint, I utilize short lectures, videos and some group work. Even though I use those methods I still find some of students are left not really understanding the objectives they are to meet. At times it becomes mind-boggling because I know I am really trying to make sure each student is some way. So I prepare my lesson making sure I have covered the objective to the best of my ability.You have to take it one class at a time becuse the methods used for one class does not work for another one. It is called being flexible. And in my few short years of teaching I am learning that is the key.