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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 29, 2008

Lesson plans

I have been to Jacksonville Florida since Tuesday. I HAD to go to an AYES workshop. {Well someone had to do it]. I wanted to make sure that I had left enough work for my students,so I left assignments on LJ systems for them. This is a computer based training program that the students use to train with. The only thing about this system is that the main computer [mine] has to be logged into system management before the students can get on to their program. So, with all my insight I decided to leave my computer on with the system manager minimized. This would allow the sub. to just tell the students to get on and she wouldn't have to do anything. Well wouldn't you guess it, a large tornado came through Carrollton Tuesday morning knocking out the power to most of the city. Tuesday the Tech school didn't have any power all day, so the students stayed at their home schools. Wednesday when the students tried to get on to do their assignment it wouldn't allow them to log on because the Icon had been lost off of my computer. Luckily I had left an IF ALL ELSE FAILS BACK-UP PLAN for work out of the book. I guess the moral of this story is to always expect the unexpected. Have a great weekend.


Dr. J said...

Now you are really thinking like a teacher! You had plan A, B and C. Great work Jethro. Dr. J.

joec said...

That is a beautiful thing. I have been out a couple of days, having left good plans, and still received calls because of a gremlin . Always leave a low- tech plan that doesn't need technology. That way, when you and your significant other are sipping a cool beverage by the pool, you won't be hassled.