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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, March 11, 2008


I am planning my 2nd annual Public Safety Fair. It will be held at Stockbridge High on April 2, 2008 from 9am -2pm. I have recieved confirmation of attendance from the: GBI Bomb Squad, GEMA, Henry County Gang Unit, K-9, S.W.A.T. and Helicopter Unit, Ga. State Patrol, Henry County Sherriffs, Ga. Dept of Corrections, Henry County Public Defenders Office, Juvenile Probations, Fire Department, Dekalb County Medicall Examiner, GBI Crime Lab, and Ga. DUI Simulator.

I am excited and I think it will be a great success and a lot of fun.


Dwayne Connors said...

You go girl! Sounds like you've got things going on!

Julie J. said...

I want to come!!!

Johnny Jackson said...

That sounds like a great idea and a lot of fun. I'm of the opinion that the more interaction our students can have with people that actually work in the area we teach the better it is.

Connie said...

That sounds wonderful Toni! I know you must have put in a ton of work to get this all organized.

Let us know how it goes!

Steven Vinsant said...

Sounds awesome - can you send me your ideas and contact info for GBI Bomb Squad, GEMA, GBI Crime Lab and GA DUI Simulator. I would like to try and do this in Douglas County next year.