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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?

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Open-Mic Week

Such a Good Week!
This week started out so AWESOME!  Took my second year students on a field trip to see Dennis Stokely, he was Paula Abdul’s hairdresser for the last three years that she was on American Idol. They all dressed appropriately and followed all of my instructions.  One of my students was chosen to be a model for him and got to go on stage.  I was so happy that she was chosen.   Afterwards, we took them to eat lunch at Golden Corral.   They were so well behaved.  Was a good day.

The next day I played a Kahoot game with all my classes as a review for their end of Unit test.  They really had a GREAT time and so did I.  The following days the students were given their first BIG test in my class.  They all did really, really well.  Everyone Passed!

I am also glad I am finally to a place where I have taught them a practical application that they can do in the salon and we will start another new practical application by the end of the month.  It really is neat teaching them some of the basic skills of my profession and seeing them enjoy it.

Hope everyone had a good week as well!

1 comment:

Healthcare Science said...

I am so glad to hear that you have had such a positive week. What a fun learning experience to bring your students to. How amazing that they all dressed professionally and listened to your instructions. You must be doing it right!

I am so happy to hear that all of your students passed the first big test! I wish I could say that about my students. I love playing kahoot. We are actually playing that in three of my classes today for a review.