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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, September 23, 2014

Teacher moment

I have one class that is smaller than the others and they get to be there for a little over an hour. Infection control in cosmetology is not the most fun subject. We did get to do some fun activities but just the subject itself is not exciting, the most exciting thing for me was them telling me what they've learned. I was very proud of how much they took out of my lessons and remembered. I overheard some students saying how much they enjoy coming to my class and how it time passes so fast. I really enjoy this particular class because we do have more time to discuss things and really get deep into the lesson. I love the creativity they have when we think-pair-share. They have given me ideas of things I didn't think of. Being able to connect so well with this class has made me realize what rewards of teaching is about. 


Chris Cannon said...

Hey Kim, I think it is awesome how you are able to teach something that students find exciting even though it might not be. It says a lot about your character and about the method you use to teach. Since I am not a full time teacher, I find it very informative and helpful when I read about teachers like yourself making students today excited to learn. Keep up the great work!

Dr. J said...

I love that you are using the think-pair-share and to hear from you that it is working well. It is nice when we have a smaller group to work with. It does allow us to get more connected. I enjoy smaller classes more than large classes too.
Dr. J.