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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?

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Open mic!

February 4th - February 9th--What would you like to "talk about" with your fellow "Bloggers" this week? You have an "open mike."

This time of the year is really slow for me and I get a little irritated with the students. It has been this way for three years so I know it's coming and I can deal with it a little better, however this is my first time taking class(NTI) so it makes it more difficult. I actually feel pretty good physically , mentally, etc...but juggling a few things can be difficult at times(I think I am this way because of sacrifics made for completing my certification)..just like many of you!!!
As I use to say when I played football..."It takes a special kind of person to play this sport, football ain't for everybody".....WELL......
......It takes a special person to teach High School...High School ain't for everybody!
I think I can handle it because I haven't walked out yet..hehe

One more thing...I am the Advisor for the Asian Student Association(ASA) and they are preparing for a festival and I am at school everyday to 5:45-6:00....which further let's me know I can handle it a little longer!!!!!!...But it ain't easy...I pray April gets here FAST...although I LOVE NTI....(just in case my instructors read this...wink)...LOL


Jessie H said...

That's so cool that you're the advisor for the Asian Student Association. Maybe you can hold an Asian Food Festival at your school. Just think of all the great food!

Seriously, I'm glad you're hanging in there. It does get really tough this time of year, but spring and spring break aren't too far off.

Steven Vinsant said...

" High school ain't for everybody?" Good thing you teach vocational! My guess is that your seniors have what my seniors have..."senior-itis". I gave mine a good dose of "Castor-Steven!" today. Their hands will probably fall off Sunday from writing! I love NTI as well and Jesse and Dr. Burns are the greatest! (Kisses and imaginary flowers to both!).