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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?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

"What do I feel proudest of in my teaching activities?" was working through the process of how to use the scantron machine to grade papers. This may seem like a small thing; however, last year, I graded almost all my papers by hand. I remember taking most of my holiday break completing papers. It became a family affair with my family members helping me around the dinner table. Now with this new skill under my belt, I was able to complete this activity in one planning period and provided the students more timely feedback. The students now have an opportunity to "re-do" (mandatory for any score less than 80) and possibly have it reflected in mid-term progress report.


Freda said...

Hello Leola. The scantron is like the document cam, who ever thought of them must be brilliant. Now I have had to take tests using a scantron, but I had never seen the scantron machine. When a teacher showed me how to use the machine it was better than German Chocolate cake. Leola your blog brought a smile to my face and I hope your classes are going well. Enjoy the scantron and that wonderful machine. Freda

donna bresnan said...

Okay, I used the scantron alot last year. Then I got the brilliant idea of preparing tests that the student's had to use more "critical thinking". Ughh, what a mess. It took me three times as long to grade and I think the only person who did any critical thinking was me. I was analyzing all the reasons that I would go back to scantron tests!