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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, August 29, 2015

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?

This summer we learned different classroom management techniques to redirect misbehaving students. It is very useful to employ those techniques as appropriate. My new students reacted well to the techniques used and responded appropriately. My returning students thought something was wrong because I very calmly redirected their behavior. Initially, they did not know how to "accept" my techniques, but eventually they responded accordingly.

I am very happy with the change and I look forward to implementing other techniques learned.


SD Curry said...

I have been able to implement those strategies as well in my classroom. My students were so surprised with the way I was addressing their behavior. They even started asking me what was wrong with me. Last year, I found myself yelling and it was not effective.

M Raney said...

I will be eager to learn some of these techniques for myself! This information will be valuable to me as I have also run into several issues similar to this!

T Watts said...

I've noticed students reaction to my use of new methods in much the same way. For the most part, it seems kids are drawn to a structured, safe, learning environment. And I feel like I have been able to provide that even better now with the training we received in NTI and the kids are loving it.

Sure there are still a few knuckleheads, but the kids are beginning to police other student's behavior because they want to learn.

Dr. J said...

I know the videos have some cheesy acting, but the strategies are well researched and will work if you use them consistently. I appreciate that you are trying them! It is kind of funny that the students are wondering what happened to you. I have heard this before from teachers. It's amazing how they notice everything. I do think they appreciate calm.
Thanks for the post, Dr. J.