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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

Something I have started using to get the students quiet is turning off the lights like Dr. Burns does to get our attention. It has worked really good. Now I do not have to raise my voice to get their attention.


Laura said...

I too thought it was a really effective technique that Dr. Burns taught us. I am glad you have implemented it into your classroom and it is working well for you. I actually forgot about that technique until you just brought it up! Thanks for the reminder!

Mrs. Day said...

I have not used this technique, but I am going to try it. I find that if I keep a few lights off the students pay more attention and they are more quiet.

wade owens said...

Glade to hear that works I think that I that i will use that in the shop not only to get there attention but signal clean up time.

Naitcole Michele said...

This is my first day in class and I think "flipping" the lights on and off is a great way to quiet the class. I will for sure use this going forward. It is always great learning from others!

Mrs. Jessie

Dr. J said...

Great job Kenny. I hate yelling over students and I don't like to hear teachers doing it either. This is so much more professional and a great signal that something is about to happen. Wade has a great idea to use it for clean-up time.
Dr. J.