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?
One of the things that I learned about during summer NTI class was the method that Dr. Burns uses before we break into groups. She has a student summarize what the instructions were prior to moving on to the next steps. I started doing this with my class week 1 and it has worked like a charm. Not only does it give me an opportunity to see if the students comprehend my instructions, but it also helps me to see which students are paying attention. For those not paying attention, it gives them yet another opportunity to hear the instructions again but instead of hearing it from me, they hear it from their peer, which typically results in them being more apt to retain the information because it's not just me rambling. The students seem to be getting a better grasp on the material now because of this and they show much more enthusiasm.