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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?

Monday, March 31, 2008

Count down to Spring break

Only 5 more days to Spring break ( 4/7-11/08 ). We attended HOSA competitions and I got a chance to be an event manager for HOSA bowl. The students that participated in this event were really sharp. They were well versed in many areas. We did not have any winners this year but I will get a chance to go to Dallas for the National Conference. Atlanta Public schools has close to 20 students attending National ( Parli-Pro,Interviewing Skills and Creative Problem Solving ).
Initially, it was said APS would not pay for the students to go to Nationals this year. Last week we were told, APS will pay for the students to attend National. This was a surprise to us but also a BLESSING for the students attending.


Corey C said...

WOW!! AMEN to Spring Break! And for me, it's not like I'll have any sort-of vacation because I just bought a new home! will be the best type of "working" week I can think of! Painting, pictures, etc. So uhhh, I say again, "AMEN to Spring Break!" The natives are restless as it were as well!

Corey C said...

Man, I know how you feel....although, I just thought we were counting down the days until Spring Break and here you are...keeping track of the END OF YEAR days! Nice...and thanks! Ya know, I find it VERY interesting how fast the year seems to cruise by when you literally have to plan every day of the year (-summers!) Seriously, I feel like I'm getting older quicker cause it always like the mid-point and year-end point just creep up on ya! Mercy.

Julie J. said...

This is great that APS is paying for these kids. It's about time someone woke up and realized that the expenses keep many students out of activities like this. While I'm still not a fan of HOSA (Don't get me on my soapbox started again) I do think students need activities like HOSA to stay involved in.