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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 5, 2010

A Lesson I Taught Went Well.

We completed a lesson on Small Wares which included completion of a graphic organizer, visual demonstration of use of hand tools, textbook pictures of tools we did not have, and a hard copy was given to kids with fill in spaces for them to define and draw a picture of tools and place in their binders. The culmination of this lesson was the most fun part. The kids had a blast and told me we should do this more often.

The kids were split into their assigned groups and had to use the hard copy of the hand tools list and locate as many tools as they could find in the storage area of the lab. They had 15 minutes to locate as many tools as they could.
This activity allowed them to have fun while learning where the tools were kept. All the storage areas were numbered and they had to put the number of each area on the relevant tool. On the day this assignment was completed we had a quiz first then ended the day with the Scavenger hunt. I saved the most exciting activity for last as we learned in NTI. This was a lesson I taught went well.

1 comment:

donna bresnan said...

It's amazing how we can use the lessons learned at NTI to create our own version of that lesson. I never thought of myself as creative (still don't) but at least I can use the lessons learned as a "template" and change them up a bit to suite my needs. I am so thankful for all the many things that I learned from NTI and it appears that others are to.