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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, January 25, 2014

My Thoughts on Theorem 3 (A little deep)

I looked up information on this subject just so I could be familiar with this discussion. I find it unique that as I first thought of what theorem 3 meant had to do with the idea of critical thinking or thinking outside the box. The idea that in our modern day and age you can find EFFECTIVE and RELEVANT answers just by knowing what you are looking for and how to look for it is something that I feel has been put to the forefront of our standards and teaching areas.
I also find it amazing that all of our “Vocational”/CTE areas of concentrated study, no matter what they may be, (Health, Business, Video and broadcasting, culinary, etc.)all teach Standard 1. As you well know, Standard 1 is employability skills. This entails not only soft skills but specifically skills such as communication, teamwork, being on time, and especially problem solving skills.
I know what I have seen at various training workshops and breakout sessions is the ideal of helping our students to either be prepared for post-secondary education or a career right out of high school. Helping our students prepare while still in high school puts them that far ahead of the game.

However, after researching this theorem I realized that Prosser had an even DEEPER message he was trying to convey. In the statement I think two things are evident… One is thinking habits of our students is constantly evolving or improving. The second thing I think I learned was that repetition in anything is the basis for success. No good football player becomes a success by non-practice. The same is true in all walks of life. And of course the final part of this second point is about students having specific knowledge and facts about what they are doing in a job or occupation is an important foundation of success as well.

Mr. H.

1 comment:

ChiroCourt said...

I agree with you that Prosser had a deeper message. Standard 1 is relevant across the board for all because they are foundation skills. To me, foundation skills are employability skills. We use employability skills in everyday life. Repetition is key in almost everything we do. Especially, things we want to become good at. We all evolve and improve, especially in the way we receive comprehend information. Specific knowledge for an occupation is key to success in that career field.