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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?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Surprised .....sit back and watch the higher level learning.

Something happened that surprised me this week and was  related to Bloom's Taxonomy.  In one of my Intro classes we were finishing up our unit on healthcare insurances. It is a very current topic in light of the elections.  When I opened up the class and started with some review questions (in the basic knowledge area)from the day prior,my questions led the students in a direction I had not intended.  The students started into a spontaneous debate on healthcare insurance and what issues effect families financially and emotionally.  I basically sat back and let the higher level learning roll.  When they noticed me listening and nodding they said ," Are you mad Mrs.A.?".  My thought was that I was watching Bloom's Taxonomy at its best.   "No, I'm enjoying your ideas", I said.


Akisa Hurst said...

This is an example of learning at its best. One of the things that I strive to do is to keep my instruction relevant by applying current events to my daily instruction. I stress to the students the importance of being knowledgable about the things that will affect them as they become adults entering the workforce, particularly in an election year like 2012. I am sure you were proud, and your strategy of sitting back and allowing higher learning to take over obviously worked in your favor. Great Post

Sherri said...

Good Job DAB! A less seasoned instructor, like myself, would have cut them off because we had a schedule to keep and I didn't have time for TOM-FOOLERY. You, however, allowed the students to take advantage of a great gift - the freedom to express their opinion and challenge their peers to think deeper.