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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 11, 2010

What have I learned as a teacher this week

This week along with a few other weeks I have learned to be patient with myself and my students. I am going into my third year of teaching and one thing I have learned these past three years is that no student is the same. I have learned that I have a lot to learn when it comes to being an effective teacher. I think since I really want to teach and want the students to actually comprehend the lessons I introduce to them, makes me frusrated because I realize my students are there just to meet up with their friends. I am so excited about sharing the experience I have in healthcare science I can hardly contain myself. But I know that my excitement does not always transfer to my students. So what I have learned is that I have to figure out how to get my students excited about the lessons. I know some of the students are listening and really want to learn but that is not the majority. Since I know no two students are the same I am experimenting with different activities that will hopefully draw in the different levels of students I have. Also I have learned to listen more to the students when they have suggestions and then use their suggestions.

1 comment:

Rod said...

Sandra, I totally agree with your post. I was in the building industry for years. I am very passionate about the work that I have done. So that makes me just as passionate about passing on what I have learned to others. So I am right there with you on trying to figure out how to transfer my excitement to them. Something caught me off gaurd one day last week. I was teaching on tape measures. I was showing how far out it could extend without the end dropping. They had so much fun guessing the measurments, I was shocked.