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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 30, 2015

Best egg drop design

"In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

I finally received 100% participation in one of my largest and most stubborn class. The students really got involved in designing a container for the egg drop project. The students do not want to go through the design process which it is a process in every area of life. It may be called something different, yet it is a process.

Well, the other good news is that only 2 eggs out of 6 cracked or completely broke. 

The students were so excited. After the project, I complimented them on how all of them participated and how proud I was of their attitude. 

I rewarded the class and they really enjoyed their treats.

Wow!! I earned cool points but that was a great day


toothpik said...

Sounds like so much FUN plus a GREAT way to get students involved!! There's something about "EGGS". I did an activity in my class where we threw eggs at a wall (covered of course). Word got around and one of my most difficult classes is still begging to do it as of yesterday. I simply told them until they could prove they were mature enough to handle it, I wouldn't allow it. I still believe they will come around.

I LOVE the fact you rewarded your students. I like "warm fuzzy's", too. Why wouldn't my students? I randomly reward mine. It's so much FUN when its unexpected! Something I started last year and continue to this day...if a student makes 100% on their initial testing attempt (quizzes and unit tests), they automatically earn a piece of candy. Not only is the 100 rewarding but, they EARNED a piece of candy.

So HAPPY things went well for you and your "egg drop"!! :o)

chefally6 said...

It is October and the students are coming around slowly but surely. Stay firm with your expectations and even the most stubborn students will come around as long as you are consistent. GREAT JOB.