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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, October 21, 2014

Information Literacy Chef Oliver

Question of the Week October 20 and 27
Discussion Topic for Two Weeks: We have spent two sessions related to our new blog topic, so I am sure you have some thoughts to share. We are bombarded daily with information from the media, newspapers, magazines, radio, and the World Wide Web. Is all information equal? Is it accurate, worthy of our attention? How do you decide which information to take in and which to discard? Most importantly, how will you teach your CTE students about information literacy?
       I am a true believer that all information is not worthy of attention nor is it accurate. I like keeping up with trends and news that what I believe makes me a better Chef and a better teacher, whether it is the newest cooking trend or the new slang and music my kids are listening to I want to know it all. I can not be behind times in my profession you will get run over. When looking at social media in regards to cooking it is amazing the things that come up and the cool new things people do. I come up with lesson plans based on another teachers pintrest page or blog.. I want my students and those whom I work with to challenge kids daily. I feel like I am very hard on this and the kids in the end are better. There is much information to discard but you don't know that until you look at it closer. I think information literacy is an essential part of our teachings, maybe that is why I have been fighting since fall 2013 to get some technology up in my lab....

1 comment:

Gina Gailey said...

I enjoy reading your blog and your drive to "keep up with the times". It is something I feel all teachers, old and new, need to aspire to do. In today's day and age, the kids are not learning nor will they ever learn the way that we did or our parents did. You have a cool career path and I enjoy learning how you teach. Our careers are so vastly different, but we all have one thing in common-our love for our field. Keep up the good work!