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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?

Thursday, January 31, 2008

January 28th - February 3rd-- Of everything you did last week as a teacher, what would you do differently? Why?

I don't really know. I had a lot going on in the last week, almost so much that I didn't really have time to notice if I did anything wrong or regretful. I guess one thing I should have done was informed the principal that the students should be moved to the football stadium instead of the same building the gas leak was in. I assume it wasnt my place to take such matters into my own hands, but who knows? I guess I would have also been a little harder on my students, they seemed to have gotten a little soft on me this week. Im sure I could go on and on about what all I could change about last week but whats done is done and the only thing left is consequences to deal with now. The best part about it all is that if I did make mistakes or feel that I should have changed something, I will learn from it.


Jessie H said...

You're right. I think we do learn more from our "mistakes" than our successes. Maybe we shouldn't call them 'mistakes' since they are really successes in progress. It's all in one's perspective, aye?

Connie said...

Hi Shane,
Yes, we learn from our mistakes. I love Jessie's comment! Our mistakes are really successes in progress. I am going to try to always remember that. I tend to beat myself up when I make a mistake. But if I can just focus on that mistake as a "success in progess" then the negative can be turned into a positive.

Thanks Jessie for saying that! Yes, it is all in one's perspective!