Golden Teaching Moment?

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  1. MullerMusings

    MullerMusings Rookie

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    May 10, 2015

    Writing about a golden teaching moment is one of the possible essay questions during my interview tomorrow a.m.

    What is a golden teaching moment? I've never heard that term.

    :):thanks:
     
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    I have never heard that particular term, but I would think just a great memorable moment as a teacher, or maybe a light-bulb kind of moment.
     
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    That's what it sounds like to me. It can be an experience with one student or with a whole class, but a time where something went incredibly RIGHT and you knew you were in the right place.
     
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    Thanks!

    That's exactly what I chose to write about.

    Thank you for your replies :)
     
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    How did the interview go?
     
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    I got side tracked earlier today when I wanted to respond. I don't think this term has to be about a time when everything went right or as planned. I believe that an unexpected result may create the perfect teachable moment, a chance to contemplate why the outcome was different than expected, and to figure out why the best laid plans may yield varied or unexpected results. Of course, in science, we view these moments as a chance to show that a negative result does not equal failure, since it does yield information that will guide us in future experiments or considerations. It is, to me, that perfect time when the students are captivated and the teacher truly connects, whether by hand's on, explanation, student collaboration, etc., generally resulting in HOTS, which is what we all hope to achieve, but often fail to reach.
     
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    The interview went very well--thank you for asking!!
     

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