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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?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I think it is VERY important to include all domains of learning in instructional objectives. Each domain has its own objectives that all come together for the total learning experience. The cognitive domain is important to establish content knowledge before moving on to other domains. The cognitive is the traditional way of teaching, but along with the affective domain, the students can put things into their own words to better remember it. In our classes, the psychomotor domain is the only way to evaluate a set of skills. Students can be straight A students but lack mastery in hands on skills and vis a versa. This is why I think it is important to include all domains when designing lessons. It takes more thought, but I believe the students will remember your class forever, whereas recall facts from core class go right out the other ear.


Janet Mac said...

I agree Dustin, I think that it is very important for students to be able to process information in their own words in order to get a better understanding. Some students are better at the hands on psychomotor domain than the cognitive so therefore we have to design our lesson to make sure that all students get the full advantage of each objective being presented.

Chef BCY said...

Hi Dustin, I think it is very importantant to prepare instructional objectives in each domain of learning - and more important to we should present them at various levels. Each student is different and learn at various levels so I do agree that we should take time to include all domains of learning when designing lesson plans. Going the extra mile will allow our students to have their light bulb moments and we as teachers can pat ourselves on the back when we see the bulbs blink/flash. Good post Dustin.