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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 27, 2016

 I learned from the Summer NTI session was to always monitor my students when they are completing their assignments and ask them for feedback when the assignment has been given to them. This strategy helps them understand and provide some source of feedback if they got a full understanding of their directions. I also will like to add how having the Sponge/bell ringer for the students to begin their assignment is great for them to transition into the class and focus on education.


James Holdsworth said...

I have also noticed that monitoring students while they are working is a good tool to not only evaluate their comprehension, but to also see if they are on-task. A lot of my students try to "get over" and when I catch them red-handed they have no valid excuses ready. They are slowly but surely starting to get with the game plan, especially after checking their employability grades!

Crystal said...

This was something I learned as well. I know with my entry level classes (9th and 10th) I have to monitor them all 52 minutes. If I don't, they will be all over the place. I have one student who is extremely smart; however, he lose focus very easily. I have to keep tabs on him at all times. He sit next to me in class. I love the bell ringers! They are fun and awesome. The only thing I have to try to do is find ones that are interesting to them. My students loooooove music but I can find a good bell ringer to tie in with the music they listen to. Overall, all the information we received in NTI over the summer came in useful.

Dr. J said...

It sounds like you have put some very effective structure in place for success in your classroom/laboratory. Keep up the good work!
Dr. J.