Rules For Posting To This Blog and Weekly Blog Question

1. Only use your first name (no last names, addresses, IM screen names, etc.)
2. Show respect and consideration of others when posting and commenting. This includes individuals, students, organizations, political parties, colleagues, etc.
3. Check all posts for spelling and grammar errors before posting.
4. Protect the privacy of others. Gain permission from other people before you write about them. Avoid sharing someone else's last name. Use job titles or pseudonyms when writing about experiences with your co-workers or students.
5. Watch your language. Use politically correct and non-offensive language.
6. Make sure you write about things that are factual.
7. Keep your postings education-oriented. Avoid discussing plans for the weekend, etc.

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?

Monday, February 25, 2008

Open Mic/Keeping in touch

Thank you all for the kind words concerning the accreditation issues in Clayton...the saga continues..

I think keeping in touch is a GREAT idea! We learn alot form each other and share alot of ideas. I "borrow" so much from each of my classmates and instructors. The networking keeps us informed about issues from county to county and classroom to classroom. My biggest resource currently is my wife(teacher 12years) and my NTI classmates.
The blog is the best format to keep in touch and communicate. If we get individual e-mail addresses we are only going to use certain contacts, ....when the information can be shared between each never know who knows who, who knows what, who knows how, etc...

Let's keep the blog!


Johnny Jackson said...

Sounds like a plan!

Jessie H said...

It does sound like a plan. I guess we just need to decide as a group whether or not to start an alumni blog or to have you all keep writing on this blog. Either scenario is fine with me.

Steven Vinsant said...

I agree - reading everybody else's comments has been a great resource for me. More importantly, I have come to realize that everyone is facing similiar issues and problems.

Networking is always importand and besides you guys will need a laugh a week which I will be glad to provide.