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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 29, 2015

Week Five

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

I try and implement different teaching strategies in my lessons each day.  However, I struggle with different activities to do most days, I have found some of the activities work where as some do not. Last week my school system was on Fall week so I am going back to an activity I did the week before. In my second level class we were learning about the integumentary system.  Instead of having my students draw and label parts of the integumentary system I had them actually make a 3-D model of the integumentary system. I thought I would get a lot of resistance from the students because the project required them to do more work than drawing or just labeling a worksheet . However, I was surprised that they actually enjoyed the project.  It seems like no matter what I do I always have students complaining about the assigned tasked! The best part is I even had some students tell me that they learned a lot more from this activity than other activities we have done in the class. When the students told me that I felt proud and felt as if I had accomplished something substantial. 

1 comment:

toothpik said...

SUCCESS! Doesn't it feel GREAT!! Sounds like a really FUN lesson, too. Never doubt where you are and why you are there!! :O)