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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?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Using a Variety

I think it is easy for all of use to get use to our old methods of teaching ,because we are comfortable with them we know them backward and forward. When we continue to do this though the students get bored and start to become disinterested. then the behavior problems will usually follow. When we learn to incorporate new teaching skills we can pass this along to our students they become even more interested and sometimes even get more out of it. I know this year I Incorporated using sheets of foam that the students can cut out and create 3-D models for hair and skin structure. The students loved doing this and in doing so I think they retained more information than they would have. While they built their models they all kept saying how much fun they were having and they would like to more activities like this one. I did it on a slim shot that the students would think it was a kindergarten activity but, I did one to show them that it was possible and so they would have an example of what I expected. I will try to my best to use more of these types of activites when teaching stuctures.

1 comment:

Pamela said...

Kristie, you are absolutely right! The students today do become bored very easily. We, as teachers, have to come up with exciting ways to teach those students who don't necessarily want to learn. I love your idea with the foam. It sounds like it would be alot of fun and they probably retained the information better because of that activity. Good Job.