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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
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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?

Thursday, September 15, 2016

One thing I would have done differently:
This last week was the first time my AVTF I class used cameras. I used the "I do" "We do" "You do" method in showing them how to properly set up and break down the equipment. After showing them how to perform the task, we left the room to spread out and the students performed the task. They actually did a good job working with their partner to get the cameras up and running, but we did not have enough time for them to completely finish the "You do" part of the class. I wish I had used my time more wisely to make sure the kids had enough time to try it out on their own.


Dr. J said...

that's okay. you can split this into two lessons. with a good opening and closing transfer you will be fine.

wade owens said...

That's something that I often run into we spend so much time on going over what we are to do and then we demonstrating that we have very little time to practice it in the shop. Like DR.Burns said I try and continue the lesson the next day.

chefjoi25 said...

Hey, we both post about time management this week. I guess time can get away from us during the week especially with having so much to do during the day and week. I know I will be managing my time a lot better in the next coming weeks of school.