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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, September 6, 2014

responce to new blog

I have used several of the techniques from the summer class.  I have used proximity control, inserted the child's name into the lesson to gain their attention.  I posted the rules in the class room and that has seemed to help not having to remind them of the rules.  I use several different teaching methods to cover many types of learners.  I try not to lecture every day,  I do use a lot of power points because some of the material has to be specific. 

After the first two weeks covering shop safety and getting the automotive lab open the classes seem to fly by, it really helped to learn the classroom management techniques over the summer.  I move a lot between the classroom and the computer lab and the automotive lab.

I have three first year classes and it helped to learn about physical control as I have all ready have to make some changes in the classroom such as moving students around and creating rows where i can move around the room easier.

1 comment:

Dr. J said...

You have "a lot of balls" in the air with your three areas. I am glad you are using some of the strategies for moving students and staying in charge. It can be difficult, especially when you are new and have first year students. We are here to assist you as you continue to learn and grow as a new teacher. Dr. J.