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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?

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Area of Growth

One thing that I want to work on this semester is keeping my students engaged. They are all at such different levels, that I have to address many differently to make sure I meet them where they are.


Shirley said...

Sounds good.

Dr. M said...

Hi, TSS - your post reveals a primary issue for every teacher, and will require a great deal of planning and multiple strategies to teach each student at their level. Grouping, of course, helps towards this goal and helps keep your planning time manageable.

Mr. H said...

I have such a structured classroom already, I have to get away from the old fashioned "silence during the movie" mentality. I was in the Military and it taught me to respect those in authority and obey the rules at all times so my issues come in when even the quietest of my students whisper among one another.

With that being said, I have begun grouping my students into "Districts" as in the ones from The Hunger Games. They choose what District they want, first come first serve. Then I can set them to task and they work quietly with collaboration.

I know this isn't the end all be all answer, but it has helped me manage my students on a much different level as I now have more of them Engaged in the lesson and giving input as well.

Good stuff.

Mr. H