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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?

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


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. 

1 comment:

ChiroCourt said...

I know you felt so proud! I as well feel proud when students are able to show how they are learning and retaining the information you have taught them. We are passionate about our fields and it's disheartening sometimes when students don't receive the information or, they act uninterested. It's also great when they are able to teach you, the instructor the information and it's correct.