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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, December 3, 2013

Valuable Lessons Learned

Over the course of this semester, I have learned a lot that I did not previously know. Much of what I have learned has proved to be invaluable in my classroom. For example, I will start with the grouping strategies. This is probably information that I should have known, but I had never really taken the time to think about it in that much detail. After we worked on it in class, it made sense and it made several of my assignments go much smoother than they had previously. Secondly, the Bloom's Taxonomy lessons were very beneficial to me as I was not familiar with Bloom or his work prior to this class. It has also helped me in planning and lessons. Lastly, the task assignments that we had to create have really helped me in my classes. Last year, I would just assign projects and then have to prod students along to do their work. Creating the task lists has helped me in keeping students on track with their assignments that last longer than one class period. All of these lessons have helped me tremendously. I learn a little more each week that makes my life a lot easier in the classroom and I really appreciate it.

1 comment:

Taylor said...

I have found that I really like the task list lesson, too... I just have not done a very good job of always using them in my classroom. Thank you for sharing the successes you've had with task lists, I may kick myself into gear and create them for more of my class activities.