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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, November 13, 2012

Teachers can learn from students

This past week I have really been trying to work on studying for the math GACE exam.  I had the students going on a project and had a few minutes so I thought I would pull up the to study.  One of the students finished and brought me their work.  They noticed that I had the math on my computer and asked me about it.  I told them that math was not my strongest subject.  They offered to help.  The funny thing is....I had watched this same problem over and over again on the video and didn't get it.  She showed me her way and I got it.  Before I knew it I had almost the entire class working on math with me and I teach a Cosmetology class.  The way she translated the problem made me realize just how different we all learn.  I think I will try harder in my lesson plans to make them understandable by more types of learners. 

1 comment:

Leonard Holifield said...

I completely agree with you. Teachers can always learn from their students if they (listen) to what their students are saying. I think that some teachers get caught up in the fact that they are the "Teacher" and the student is "The Student", a one-way street, with no room for the teacher to "Learn" anything from the student. I believe that teachers who are open-minded to receive from their students become better teachers themselves. We as teachers should always be open to learning from our students.