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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, November 2, 2012

Keep Learning! Learning never ends!

What did you learn this week either formally or informally that will help you grow as a teacher? You may have learned this from another teacher, through an experience, from a student, in class, etc.

As a teacher we are constantly learning new things to challenge our students. Perhaps as we are teaching our lessons we discover something we may not have ever learned in our school days, or in college. As I do research to help me plan my lessons, I think about my students and what they can get from the information I am planning to disseminate in class. After all, we are educators that must find various ways to instruct all students.

Just last week I learned from a colleague that Youtube is allowed for instructional purposes. Many of my students often tell me about Youtube and how fascinating it is when it comes to Culinary Arts. After viewing the Youtube site, I was convienced it was definetly a great resource tool for lesson planning and current videos.

My advice to you is make sure your school system approves it first. Youtube can only be used for instructional purposes Only.


Theresa Kuhn said...

I am so glad you mentioned this resource! I too just learned from a colleague this past week about YouTube. She gave me a couple of infection control titles to look up and when the students saw me type in YouTube on the smart board they cheered! Who knew? I had everyone’s attention and got the reactions I was looking for from the two clips that I showed. I plan on using this format again in other units. Thankfully the students are blocked at school from this site so I have the control. (I have the “power”!) Yes, who knew?

Chef Tiffany said...

Hey Chef Tony! I use YouTube regularly. I have found with my limited budget, it is cheaper for me to allow YouTube to do some of my demos. The angle is better and I can pull several ways to show them anything. Just be sure to ALWAYS view the video in its entirety before playing it in class. Sometimes inappropriate language sneaks in but there are many that are appropriate teaching videos we can use.

I have a student who gave birth last week and she will be on hospital home bound for six weeks. A teacher is going to her house to teach her but you and I both know that she will not be able to do my demos for her. So, I put together a list of things she would complete throughout the week to include her reading, worksheets and YouTube video links. She will do her own labs taking a picture of her mise en place and finished product and email it to me. Nice way to get in that technology component from home right. I feel that this way, she will only miss our smiling faces but not our lessons or her hands on. When she returns she will be right on schedule.

I love YouTube!

Ken said...

Tony thanks for the comments on my post, I agree we have terrific instructors.I use you tube as a set induction alot.

Michelle Pruitt said...

YouTube is a great thing to have. I can usually find something of any lesson that I am teaching. I always type funny behind whatever I am searching for. I found one on Infection Control. When the students watched it they all laughed.
Here it is. I hope you enjoy!!