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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

Homework status report form

This week I started using the "homework status report" form.  I explained the form at the beginning of school but had not had to use it.  I explained the form and when it was to be used.  I keep the forms clipped to the side of the inbox.  An assignment was due and I had 3students who didn't turn it in. I gave them each a "HSR" form and asked them to fill it out. Immediately they wanted to justify the missing assignment.  As they were filling out the form, begrudgingly,  I made a general announcement about the forms rationale.  When they came to put the forms in the inbox, I gave them each a private moment to chat with me.


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Michelle Pruitt said...

That is a great idea. I had forgotten about the homework form. I needed to use it the first week of school. I assigned homework where they were supposed to go onto the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology website. Once they were there, they were asked to research the state board rules and regulations. The students were asked to write down eight things that they learned from their research. I had a few do it but not everyone. None of my advanced class turned in the research homework. I think I will go back and repeat that assignment. Some will say they did it but if they did I could give them extra credit. If it is not done that will be the perfect opportunity to utilize the homework form.

Docwalk said...

Thanks for that reminder on the homework forms. I had 4 students last week who did not turn in their homework which was a major part of the class assignment. I just had them to write down the reason for them not having their assignment on a piece of paper. Now I will locate the Homework Forms and start using them.

Sherri said...

I agree with Docwalk! We learned about so many things this summer, that I had forgotten about the homework form! I'm going to retrieve it and use it too. Thanks for the reminder DAB!

Chef Tiffany said...

With progress reports coming out next week for us, I wanted to ask what all did you include on the report?