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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

Strategies Implemented 9/6/2014-Dr. Colbert

Having implemented several strategies to date, none have served me better than organizing and implementing my lesson plan.  Starting off most days with a set induction in the form of a quiz gets most of my tardy problems rectified.  Transitioning from the set induction to recapping info from the previous class, aides with students understanding and recall of the subject matter.  I have made a habit of posting my standards and objectives for the day, which I feel helps students to prepare for the information that will be presented.  I have posted in the front of my class all of my rules and procedures and adhere to a strict "no nonsense" rule system which has been quite successful.   I do have behavioral issues but none that can't be settled with the appropriate "look".  My lecture time is less than 15min most days, but I still struggle with time management.  I still continue to look for creative ways of managing my classroom, as part of the New Teacher Institute, I look forward to learning even more new strategies to help me develop as a better teacher.

Dwight Colbert

1 comment:

Dr. J said...

It sounds like you are doing a lot of things that encourage learning and cooperation. Time management really takes a lot of practice. You may want to start setting timers for the parts of you lesson where you go too long to help you manage the time. Or maybe just one timer when you have a certain number of minutes left in your class period. Dr. J.