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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?

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Open mike

i was about to post my weekly blog but thought i would read a few before i posted...glad i seems the message i was gonna relay hit home with a few of the post...i want to quote the infamous words of my drill sergeant from basic training....DO PUSHUPS YOU &@*(# WORTHLESS KNUCKLEHEAD...sorry flashbacks and wrong qoute...his words of wisdom was suck it up...of course he also added the #*@&@*# knucklehead but i wont here...teaching can be stressful and NTI has added to it...not from the meeting new friends to bounce ideas off of but from the extra work associated with it...i can really see the light at the end of the tunnel and we have almost finished this suck it up for a few more weeks, lets learn all we can in that time, and then we will be through..hang in there, never quit, and by all means...just suck it up and do it...we can make it


Esther said...

I keep telling myself, "this soon shall end" just do it. Between NTI, exceptional child class and first year teaching, I feel loony!!!!!! Just sign the 10-13!!

Jessie H said...

I chuckled when I read your post. My mother must be related to your drill sergeant, only her famous phrase was "Buck up!".

Julie J. said...

You forgot to mention to keep your nose clean as well!!!

Dwayne Connors said...

I can soooo relate! I have to say that I'm excited that we've come this far and we're on the downhill now! But you know, I wouldn't have traded it for the world! It's been awesome!