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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

What would have I done differently last week?

Well, I must say. I would have gotten more sleep last week! I tell you what, between grading project research, editing P.S.A. radio spot scripts, grading papers & tests and working on personal studio projects at home, I've been running on fumes. Sounds like a personal problem eh? I'm working on it! So indeed, the first thing that came to mind when I thought about what I would have done differently, getting more rest at night was the first to come to mind. The four to five hour night's rest is starting to add up! On the other hand, I HAVE quit drinking coffee in the morning completely and only occasionally get one at lunch, which for us is 10:30-11:20. That is down from about 2-3 large mugs per day! Ahhh, the "teaching issues" we often don't think about: sleep and coffee!


Jessie H said...

Maybe we need to do a workshop on stress management for teachers for NTI. I attended a workshop like this years ago, and it really helped me with time management and stress issues related to teaching. Read Julie's post on this same topic.

Trevor said...

Cory I wrote a blogg on stress if you can find it please read it. I am sure it will help you. Please don't let stress manage you but you should manage stress. You can drink as much camomile or red clover which will calm the nervers and wean you from the coffee.