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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?

Friday, February 1, 2008

Changing it Up

Well last week was a very short week for me. We were out for MLK on Monday and then I was out on Friday for TIEGA/HSTEA conference. The one thing I would have done differently is to, like Corey said, get more sleep. I have WAY too many irons in the fire right now. I am a wife, mother of 4 (2 of which are teenagers, the other two are under 3), daughter, sister, friend, NTI student, teacher, nurse, advisor for HOSA and NTHS, in charge of designing a program for my church's Ladies Day, in charge of mailouts for my congregation, webmistress for our church website, new Advocare distributor, have an eBay business, are you exhausted yet?!?!? I am EXTREMELY far behind in grading papers and that is another thing I definately need to improve on. I have grades due on Tuesday so this will prove to be a very long weekend between NTI classes and grading papers.

Another change I need to make after last week is that my sub for Friday was HORRIBLE! I left the students a very interesting video to watch with questions to answer afterwards. My students told me on Monday that the sub talked the entire class time on her cell phone and they couldn't even hear the movie!! This really irritated me and I know it won't do any good to report it because no one will care. The sub I had yesterday when I was out sick was AWESOME! She had the students doing everything I asked, and it was a last minute "pull it out of the air while I'm at home sick" lesson plan.

I guess the moral of all of this is to, for me at least, learn how to say "no" to some things and not take as active of a part in others.

On a positive note, I plan on getting my room set up for a "reading corner" after the presentation I heard from Jessie and Dr. Burns over reading across the curriculum. I just haven't had a chance to do it yet. I would have had my student aide do it today but she is absent.

1 comment:

Jessie H said...

Hang in there, and get some rest. Sorry you had such an intense week.

I'm excited to hear that you'll be setting up a reading corner. Let me know if you want any help with this. I'd be happy to pitch in. Also, you can get your students to help build the reading corner and to help supply reading materials for it.