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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?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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. Grading criteria is located in your course syllabus.

Of this week of teaching there are a lot of things I would go back and change.   I assign my students a project but the project rubric was not ready when I assigned the project.  I should have waited until the rubric was complete before I assigned the project.  I have one student that asks at least twenty questions a day.  With this student I have told the student to write down all their questions on separate piece of paper so that I might answer them at the end of class or when appropriate.   I currently use a turn in box in my classroom, and it works great.  I just have to get caught up on grading assignments again.   I caught a cold from my wife and son, I wish I would have been taking Airborne sooner.  Had I been taking my vitamins I would not have gotten sick.


Larry Alford said...

Tim, I hope that you feel better soon. I agree with your concerns of not assigning the students an assignment until the rubric has been created. I have made the error of doing this on several occasions. I've discovered that giving an assignment without the rubric creates a number countless issues for me. Once the student become accustom to doing things a certain way, they hold the teacher accountable for adhering to the rules. I learned my lesson the hard way. My students hold my feet to the fire everyday when it comes to graded assignments. I would welcome conversation about how you create your rubrics for your classes.

Dr. J said...

Hi Tim,
I appreciate your comment this week. I think it will be helpful for our group to learn from your experience. Don't go "live" with a project until you are ready with the criteria and can explain it to your students. Sorry you caught a cold. I hope you shake it quickly. Dr. J.