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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, September 3, 2016

Thinking about last week was really rough due to the behavior issues at my school. I will say my most proudest moment is when my students got permission to design a bulletin board within the school was great. We were working on the Sanitation standard and they had to design Newsletters about Foodborne illnesses such as; E. Coli, Salmonella, and Hepatitis A. One of the student came up with idea of the class notifying the public of an 'Outbreak". The board was right outside the cafeteria, so they knew plenty of people will see it and gain some knowledge of the different foodborne illnesses. Why this moment made me proud because I use some of the small group strategies and a new template  to create the newsletter. The students were engaged in the activity and they made it into a competition who had the best one.


Crystal said...

Hey Joi!

That sounds fun. The topic alone "Outbreak" makes me want to come and help with the board. I love doing projects that display students creativity. Students feel real good and prideful about projects that gives the opportunity to display their work. It is so good that they are excited to do this. I'm not creative at all; however, I enjoy looking at creativity at its best! I'm s happy for you and your students! You Go Girl (in my Martin voice)!!

Dr. J said...

Joi, this is a wonderful activity for your students. They obviously have pride in their work as they became competitive with each other. This is also a great project to "advertise" your program and the culinary field. Good Job!
Dr. J.