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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

What do I feel proudest of in my teaqching activities thsis week? Why?

In the week 8 of this semester we entered the lab and started cooking. The kids were very anxious to get there. This is my proudest moment because it allowed me to gauge if they "got it". Am I getting the point across to them - was I effective in my job as a teacher? By observing my students in the lab I was able to get feedback - live feedback and I was able to help them put their theoretical knowledge into the practical aspect of culinary arts.

This observation period is was a learning experienced for me - I saw that some students did not get it so I was able to adjust my method of teaching or reteach certain things so that the students were better able to understand the material fully. I all goes back to the various/different methods of receiving information. Some students do better by watching and doing while some may get it from the lecture method. This summer in NTI opened my eyes to the various methods of teaching so that the kids benefit from learning and most important we as teachers need to make learning fun and make it as interactive as possible. I have been using a variety of methods to ensure they are not bored. We all know that they are not all angels - I still get lots of complaints but I do see some progress. Keep up the hard work guys and enjoy your proudest moments!!!

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