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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?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

November 8 “In a Rut”

I think it is easy to get stuck in a rut with most anything you do. Things usually run pretty smoothly when you become comfortable with a particular procedure and schedule. It easy to use the same old lesson plans instead of venturing out and trying something new. It is very important to use diversified teaching methods. Using different methods will help captivate and keep your students attention. Each student has his or her own individual way of learning. There are many different levels of learning that need to be addressed in the classroom. I differentiate my student’s lesson plans and activities in order to meet their own personalized needs. I show my students interactive video clips that teach them how to perform certain hair techniques. They also get to perform hands-on labs and group activities. Lately, I have been preparing my students for their midterm exam by dividing them into teams and they play an enjoyable game of Jeopardy while learning.

1 comment:

vj said...

Hello Angie, you are so right, not only is it more comfortable, but it is definitly easier to use what you have from year to year and from class to class. Your statement about differentiations to captivate and keep their attention also hits the nail on the head. The activities to meet their own personal needs is what keeps them interested in your program. I agree! I agree! I agree! The difference gets their attention because students like to talk. My students say "we didn't do that" or " how come we didn't do that?" it is so important to use activities that are enjoyable. I am so involved with using a variety of things to keep the words "I'M BORED" out of my class. I always want my students to be excited about tomorrow and looking forward to coming to my class. Jeopardy is the best game for learning. Wonderful choice Angie.