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FINAL BLOG POST - OUR "DAILY TRIPLE" (DUE 12/1).
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 8, 2012

Changing in the classroom

Well, this is a hard one.  I can answer for the last few weeks.  I changed the way I ran the schedule in my classroom. The students were so tired of doing classwork and I have to say so was I.  I would much rather be in the lab than in the classroom any day.  We spent 30 minutes in the classroom and then the rest of the time in the lab (1 hour).  The students work harder knowing that if they get done the next hour will be better.  This has been the best decision I could have made. It makes life a little easier.  

1 comment:

Tony Atchison said...

Michelle,

I understand how you feel. Sometimes when I lecture, it appears as if I would never finish teaching that standard. After passing out the sponge assignment in the beginning, and reviewing that activity students tend to loose focus during remaining instruction.

I prefer to do labs more because it keeps students engaged and they are curious about their final product. This also helps us when it comes to assessing the students.