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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, January 22, 2013

Areas of Improvement

Moving into this new semester, I will have my 2nd and 3rd level students. I want to be able to provide them with instruction that truly replicates the challenges that may present themselves in the professional word. I want to imerse myself in techniques that will povoke higher level thinking that students will need to develop for their careers. I also want to expose my students to scenarios and people that they can identify with, so that they can see themselves in a fulfilling career. One of the challenges I have is student apathy. The latter part of the Spring semester tends to be the most difficult, when it comes to engaging students. I do plan to incorporate a lot of the school into what they are learning in class. For example, when we are having our end of year activities like ceremonies, school talent shows, spoken word events and graduation, I am going to allow the students to spearhead any requests for design material that the school may need. Most of this consists of flyers, programs, note cards, signs, etc. This experience will force them to interface with the individuals on a professional level and will teach them about effective communication when providing a service.

1 comment:

Brandon said...

I think you have some great ideas to incorporate real life applications to your students studies. I hope (and think that you will) you see less apathy, and more engagement as they are working on things that are interesting to them.