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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

Being Prepared

One area in which I would like to improve is having all my supplies ready before EVERY class. I always wind up digging through my cabinet or storeroom, wasting class time.


Dr. M said...

Hi, Jama - do you have a supply manager that can help with this, or is this a teacher-only task?

Taylor said...

I was stressing myself out with trying to get all my paperwork ready for each class (each level), so I made a folder for each unit/lesson with all of my master copies organized with tabs. Now I don't have to carry around a giant folder and I have one of each paper with me to make copies when needed instead of storing giant stacks. Maybe you can have rubbermaid containers with materials for each lesson, packed and ready to go for class.

TSS said...

I find myself in this same predicament. Even when my lesson plans are already done, I found that I need to make use of my time to ensure that all my supplies and materials are available. I can probably blame it on having Block 10 planning. I have gotten used to having that time. I have to understand that situations may occur such as covering another teacher's class and will eliminate the time I thought I may have.

Marc Schneider said...

I have had the same issue in the BVP curriculum. Often, my students and I will finish our day either in the field or the editing lab. I usually leave five minutes of class planning for closure. This five minutes, I'm finding, may be insufficient. However, for a 55 minute class, I am reluctant to take even five minutes more from instruction/ production time for lesson closure. Consequently, the six minute class transition from bell to bell leaves me frantically scrambling back to the starting block for the next class. CTE teachers have a great deal going on in their learning environment. Stay true to your lesson plan, particularly the materials required for each lesson. I tell my students to "plan the shoot and shoot the plan." I am learning to not compromise those essential elements of your instruction (materials).

chris said...

I am famous for leaving right when school is out in the afternoon. The bad thing about this is that I have to be organized when school starts. How do I accomplish it, I come at least an hour early every day. You have to choose early or late, but you have to be organized.