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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, November 8, 2010

differentiated instruction

Differentiated instruction is vitally important to the success of each and every student that we teach. By providing objectives for each learning style we insure that every student is given a fair opportunity to learn. Fortunately, the majority of CTE teachers have both a classroom and a lab space. This is great because the teacher can share information in the classroom setting. Then use the lab to continue the lesson with hands on instruction. The lesson and the assessment can be carried out in various ways. I have several lower level learners who are in special education for the majority of the day. I also have advanced placement students in the same block. I have to provide instruction for each student. I often assign an AP student to work closely with students who may need additional help. This way the AP students feel useful and the lower level learners receive assistance as the lesson is being taught. Once the bulk of the class understands the lesson I can begin to work one on one or in small groups. This allows every one who needs help to get help on there learning level. The thing I love most about providing objectives and instruction at various levels is that the students know what to expect from me. They all know that they're going to learn, understand and retain information everyday in spite of their learning level.

1 comment:

Kristie said...

I also use the group activites in my class. It helps my lower level learners with their understanding when another student explains what I am asking of them. Also by allowing them to complete an activity together one is not left doing all the work. This will help them with understanding and grading.