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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 10, 2008

Open Mike

I am at a loss for words this week. We had so much happen this week at school. Tuesday we had our blood drive with the American Red Cross, Wednesday we had our tornado drill, Thurday was our Black History Month program and Friday was our NJROTC pass and review. I had so many kids in and out of class. This coming week coming up is our last week of the six weeks and I have a fear that we are not going to get it all done by the end of the week. I could do this job 24/7 and still not get everything done that everyone expects me to do. I have said this before, I can't wait until I can be comfortable with my career and can go home and not worry about everything or does that ever really happen. Jessie said that after my third year I should start feeling more comfortable. I sure hope so because I am so overwhelmed!!!!!


Jessie H said...

As someone once said to me, "you just do the best you can." There's only so much that you can control on a day-to-day basis. Obviously, during a week when the class schedule is disrupted because of assemblies and kids are getting pulled out of class left and right, one is going to fall behind. Cut yourself some slack. You're doing better than you think, and it WILL get easier. I promise.

joec said...

A couple of things came to mind when I read your post. My Pop always said "Do your very best, and let the rough ends drag." In our little corner of the world, that meant that nothing is perfect. Period. I am sure your attention to detail and feeling for your students serves you well. Jessie is probaly right - cut yourself some slack.