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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?

Monday, October 4, 2010

Proud teaching moment

Teaching video editing to first year students is challenging. Therefore, I take only the top 5 students and do a one on five with them. i bring them into a private editing suite and have the time of my life teaching students who WANT to be there.

The proud moment is the proudest any teacher can have..when they literally see a light bulb go off around their head.

this small group is what I really enjoy most. It has given me the inspiration to take each student as a person rather than focusing in on the ENTIRE class....sometimes I think the students like that one on one time...just wish i could do that every day!!!


bg55 said...

That's great Tracy, there are many students in my class who are there just to fill a space and verbally remind me that they don't want to be in my class. However, it is a good feeling when those who are truly interested show an interest and get it.

Chef BCY said...

That is a great idea Tracy - one of five. I may try to incorporate that idea somehow into my culinary program. I am sure those five students appreciate your one on one session. Keep up the good work Tracy. This blogging is great for us as teachers; we can share our ideas, opinions and views.