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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?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Valuable Tools

I believe that preparing instructional objectives in each domain of learning is a valuable tool. Because students learn on different levels, by preparing the instructional objectives in each domain and at various levels, this will allow students to grasp and retain the information being taught. For me, I did not know about this teaching concept. Basically, I found myself teaching at a higher level than the students are ready for. By preparing the instructional objectives in each domain and at various levels this will allow the student to build up their mastery of the material being presented. It will allow me the opportunity to see the students progression or if they are struggling in an area. The instructional objectives will help me know how write essential and closure questions that would be relavant. Not only will preparing instructional objectives help the students but will help me to assess how well the informations is being recieved from the students.


Kristie said...

I agree with you Freda I had never heard of this, but by learning the proper way of useing these steps we will all be able to ensure our students will master the information we are giving them.

Tamarah said...

Freda, I agree with you 100%. Every student has a different way of learning and each student learns on different levels. If your objective is one-dimensional, you will loose the majority of the class.