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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

Keeping in touch

I would love to know what everybody is doing with there life's goals as a teacher, or adminstrator, but on the of hand I don't know if I will stay in Education. Back in the day our parents would tell us to stay on a job until you retire. Those days are long gone. Nothing is promised anymore except death and taxes. Maybe we could start a phone tree? this way we can see how the family is doing as well as your job.

1 comment:

steve said...

I feel the same way Walter. I love to teach and feel that I do a
good job. But it seems technical teachers are on the bottom of the totem pole. It dosen't matter if you are master cetified in your field, which takes years to do, or your master certified through the automakers association, Or you have a technical degree in your given field. Which I have all of these. The only way to move up in the pay scale is to go and get a bachelors and masters degree in subjects that will not help me teach a student anything about how a car works, the electrical circuits, and the other thousand parts on a car. There is more technology running around in each new car than it took to put the first man on the moon. I guess what I'm saying is that although I love to teach, finances may force me to go back to a field that you are paid for being highly qualified.