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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?

Sunday, February 24, 2008

February 24, 2008 Open Mic

I really enjoyed seeing everyone in class yesterday. I think that every person in this class is a great teacher. I can see how each of you really care for your students and seeing this encourages me as I continue in my path.
I really enjoyed watching "When The Chips Are Down". I am going to try my best to give as many chips as I can to these kids because I know that so many of them do not receive them at home. I want to keep in mind this philosophy and hopefully I can make a difference in this world that I live in. I am sure that is probably why most of us entered this profession is to make a difference. Let's never give up no matter how tired we are, we cannot, we must not give up.
I hope everyone has a great week!


joec said...

This seems to fit my philosophy."Raise them up a little each day". My idea is that we are responsible for helping them develop both work skills and ethics/morals. A lot of students are so beat down by both parents and the system by the time they get to us, they are "worn-out". Fight the good fight!

steve said...

I think that this was the best video in the series.This video not only applies to special needs kid but to most anyone.Like I pointed out yesterday this would be a good video to watch before you have kids of your own.

Connie said...

I loved the video too. I hope I give handfuls of poker chips to all my students every day too!

I agree with Steve, all parents need to see this video. This video should be included in the child birth classes that expectant parents have to attend. Birthing the child is the easy part. It's all the rest of their lives that's the hard part. And this video would help all parents to raise healthier and happier kids.

Jessie H said...

I agree with all of you. Your words are all very inspiring. I felt the same way Steve did after watching "When the Chips are Down" for the first time. I wanted to go back an "redo" some of my parenting bloopers. This message in this video applies to life. It makes you want to be a better person, a better teacher, and a better parent.