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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?

Friday, October 7, 2011

Jessie's week!

In the last five days I have taught about 40 new students how to measure without having alot of confusion. I was very, very pleased when I tested them on it and they did so well. I taught it a little different than I did last year and really quizzed them on it. After I knew they were doing well enough with their new found knowledge of measuring, I had an estimating and measuring exercise in the full sized house we have out in the back of the constructrion area. The students responded to this assignment really well. The students were placed, by me, in groups of four to estimate materials needed to finish the interior of the home. This assignment has been really teaching them some very useful information. The students even see the use in the assignment. My advanced classes have actually been jealous because they didnt get to do it last year!! I guess what I am saying is that I was pleasantly surprised at how much these students were learning and how great this is knowing that this group of children will have me for a few more years!

1 comment:

Angie said...

Glad to know that it was a good week. But wondering what you did differently. I think it could be a couple of different things. One is the new found confidence that we got from attending NTI. I definitely think it is carrying over to two of my classes. Another might be you just learned from you previous year and a more familiar with the material. Third it could be that you just a good teacher. :)