We teach, repeat and repeat and repeat. Sometimes we wonder if they really do get. My surprise this week is to know that they do. I do my best to take the information I learn from my NTI classes and model it within my lesson plans and teaching. However, I’ve learned that many of the things we have learned can be used in our everyday lives and with our students within their extracurricular activities. Two weeks before school started, I had a few of my HOSA students at the school working on their program of work. We discussed their goals for the school year and the activities they wanted to execute. While they were working on their goals, I spoke to them about the given, what, and how well. We discussed action verbs for rules and procedures and protocol (proper planning) for their expected activities.
The same students are in student council. As they were discussing ideas for homecoming and the remaining school year, they actually implemented the action verbs and the given, what and how well. I was sitting in the background truly cheesing on the inside. They actively decided how everyone should be grouped based upon ability and making it diverse. I see the growth within myself highlighted through my students. I’m learning and still growing.
I’m considering allowing them to complete the group activity from this class also. I'm curious of how they will group the students together.