Let the video run. When they start ignoring it because it has been around
for awhile, then all of you will start to sound normal.
>Subject: [NBPTS-AdolAdult-Sci] Videotape
>Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2001 00:02:03 -0000
>I have just finished taping my first day's worth of real video that I
>had hoped to be useable for my entries. Now I have practiced
>with the kids before and it went pretty well.
>Did this happen to anyone else? I started my demo at the
>beginning of the planned lesson. I don't even know who was
>talking---it couldn't have been me. It certainly didn't sound like
>me. And who were those kids. They were so nervous about
>doing the perfect things to help me that they were not the normal
>kids I've seen since August. Finally by the end of the class, we
>were beginning to re-discover each other.
>Whoa. That was a wierd experience. The kids and I both just
>tried too hard. If I looked at this tape, I would think that they
>just a bunch of robots. Now their dialogue was terrific, but it
>sounded like a script. They used all the conversation gambits
>I've taught them, but they never really use.
>So...........do you think we'll seem more like we're from this planet
>over the course of this week? or am I the only one who's kids
>looked like they were trying too hard. And I really need to work at
>relaxing and being myself on the tape. But, just another
>Questioning to uncover what prior knowledge students have is
>the big focus. We are working on formulating a hypothesis,
>collecting data, and then revising based on the evidence. I've
>tried to stay focused on How? and Why? questions as we
>discussed. Did you think you'd have to come to conclusions in
>the 20 minutes to score well or just have an indepth
>Thanks for listening and giving me feedback. I'm very nervous
>and feel like I have to get it right and on video this week. I'm
>you all know that feeling all too well.
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