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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, September 2, 2012

Change in the Lesson Plan....

Every now and again, I will deviate from my lesson plan by adding or deleting a particular item depending upon the time or it may be that whatever I had planned didn't flow into the lesson as I had thought. Well, last week, I decided to deviate, and everyone in the class noticed.  I had planned to show an episode of HawthoRNe which is a television show that highlights the career of Nurse Hawthorne who is the Director of Nursing in an Emergency Room. The episode involved HIPAA violations in the workplace which happened to be what we were talking about in class last week.   I decided at the last minute to postpone showing the episode and the bulbs came on for every student. Each student, even the ones that sleep every time we show a video wanted to watch the episode so that we could discuss HIPAA and the sanctions that may occur if they are violated. I was not only surprised by happily pleased that ALL of my students were interested in our discussion and even had opinions that they wanted to share. Ahhhh, the small things in life some sometimes appear to be very large..

1 comment:

DAB said...

Akisa I am encouraged that your students are following the flow of your class. I feel that it is hard to get that flow and routine going in the beginning of the year. Being flexible is important as things come up that lend itself to a " teachable moment". I was not aware of HawthoRNe. I will be checking that out. Can you tell me what website it is on or how to view it? ( thank you!) I think there are so many great shows that depict real life healthcare issues, many of which relate to our standards.