pete mata

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Student Customer Service | Origin: ED209 | New comment by pete mata

The objective is to deliver a skill and give meaning/value to the material they are learning. Not feel they are just income to the school. I can see how this must be of high priority in a school...

Student Retention | Origin: ED209 | New comment by pete mata

What I've learned in my adult learners is they are easily distracted from the outside challenges they face, that is keeping them from a complete focus in the class. They also have a difficult time in...

Common Instructor Mistakes | Origin: ED104 | New comment by pete mata

In the past I've had trouble remembering names. After the class introduction, on day one, I give assigned seating in alphabetical order. I can take roll easier by the missing seats and can learn...

Managing Student Behavior | Origin: ED104 | New comment by pete mata

When I encounter a disruptive student I will as a question on our study subject, not to belittle or humiliate, but attempt to have the learner engage and show they are a valuable contributor to...

Where to Begin | Origin: ED119 | New comment by pete mata

We've recently have gone to on-line learning. Included is to contribute to a discussion question due weekly. I think I will set some time aside to discuss the question the day after the due date to...

Collaborative Learning | Origin: ED119 | New comment by pete mata

Collaborative learning allows a group of learners to collectively master a subject from different locations and pull from each others strong points.

Manage, Share and Organize Information | Origin: ED119 | New comment by pete mata

I see the benefits of Google Docs Prizi and others. Especially if the learner can review the lesson at their best time of the day and in their comfort/learning zone. But I've had cases where the...

21st Century Teaching and Learning | Origin: ED119 | New comment by pete mata

Reply to Kristilyn Moses's post: Good point Kristilyn on going back old school a positive reinforce on the learning and not use technology as a cruch rather an accelerated learning tool.

21st Century Teaching and Learning | Origin: ED119 | New comment by pete mata

Using technology keeps a learner engaged on the subject at hand. In a technology base school I can recommend sites to help a student understand the lesson from different views and still maintaing a...

Dealing with Challenging Students | Origin: ED104 | New comment by pete mata

I've had challenging students that with simply walking over to them and just standing by them while giving a lesson is enough to bring them back in to the lesson. The next step would be to ask their...