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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, October 26, 2010

Instructional Objectives

I believe it is important to prepare instructional objectives in each domain of learning. The objectives are part of your road map. They help point you in the direction that you as a teacher or facilitator want your students to go. This area is still an emerging area for me. Even though I have not mastered the art of preparing instructional objectives I understand enough about them to know that they are relevent and it helps drive your lessons, along with your essential question. When I have developed my objectives I have only developed them with one type of student in mind. The longer I teach I notice students are at several different learning levels and I better understand why it is important to develop these objectives at different levels.


Freda said...

Hi Sandra, I agree that preparing instructional objectives in each domain is important not only to the student but the teacher as well. You stated that the instructional objectives can be like a road map to a teacher. The road map also opens up learning to the students from just understanding to building their critical thinking skills. This is also new to me but I do see the relevance and importance of preparing instructional objectives in each of the domains.

Tashia said...

Sandra and Freda, I agree with you both. Creating objectives for each domain certainly isn't easy. I have found that knowing their IEPs and asking them what helps them to learn. Makes the planning process much easier. It also puts the student in the drivers seat.