Rules For Posting To This Blog and Weekly Blog Question

1. Only use your first name (no last names, addresses, IM screen names, etc.)
2. Show respect and consideration of others when posting and commenting. This includes individuals, students, organizations, political parties, colleagues, etc.
3. Check all posts for spelling and grammar errors before posting.
4. Protect the privacy of others. Gain permission from other people before you write about them. Avoid sharing someone else's last name. Use job titles or pseudonyms when writing about experiences with your co-workers or students.
5. Watch your language. Use politically correct and non-offensive language.
6. Make sure you write about things that are factual.
7. Keep your postings education-oriented. Avoid discussing plans for the weekend, etc.

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?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Adam's reply to the Blog Sept 15

Think about your week of teaching. Your reflective question is: "Of everything I did this past week in my teaching, what would I do differently if I had the chance to do it again? And, why"? Remember to post and then to comment on another classmate's post. 

After reflecting over the past week and considering things I would have done different I feel I would have done a few things different. First I would not have been as lenient on the test I have graded. My reason behind this is the young adults in my class have taken me for granted. I feel like they are starting to feel like it is owed to them. In the weeks to come, I am going to crack down on them and start to expect more. I don't feel like it is to late at this point. Second, I look back at the power point presentation and I feel like I should have broken it up more. I feel like it may have been to long and on the verge of "death by power point." I have referred back to my NTI note book to research some strategies. Third, I feel like we as teachers can always better ourselves. If you ever feel like you can't learn anything new or better yourself you should probably get out of teaching. A final thought, never look back and have regrets only learn from the things you feel like you should have done better.


Dr. J said...

I agree Adam. Each day is a learning experience. Even as the day goes on a teacher often changes or "tweaks" a lesson. You have done a good job reflecting on the past week and you will grow from your reflection.
Thank you, Dr. J.

Chef Gar said...

I have enjoyed reading your posts. I agree with you in that you don’t want to be too lenient on grading because you want your students to study all necessary test material. In my experience I have found, however if you are too strict the students don’t want to do anything and they are not motivated. Finding the right balance between getting the students to do what you need them to do and making them feel good about it can be difficult. I also agree that we as teachers should always continue to expand our knowledge base. If teachers enjoy what we do and the material we teach, our students will feel excited about the course content as well. -Chef Garrison