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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 17, 2008


What a week is this one going to be!! We are having another department meeting. "Important items to discuss" (we just had one) I have already been advised that I need to attend GA.CTE this summer as well as the GPS roll outs. We are having our spelling bee tomorrow evening, tomorrow my 3rd year students start their clinical shadowing at the hospital and we have HOSA competition. I feel CRAZY and OVERWHELMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know that I must take in a deep breath and exhale s-l-o-w-l-y. I am not a drinking woman, but let me tell you I am about there!!!! Any advise from those of you who have taught longer than me? oh yeah! that's all of you! I promise I am still sane. The 10-13 has not been signed.....yet.


Jessie H said...

Breathe! I feel your frenzy. We've all been there. I wish I did have advice for you, but all I can say is "this too shall pass". Just get through this crazy week knowing that spring break is almost here.

Trevor said...

Ester, Remember that GACTE is not mandatory. If you are not yet a member it will cost you near to $200.00 which YOU have to pay, the school does not it for you. GACTE is similar to skills you pay this high fee each year without getting your money"s worth.The only good thing is when you are making up your POW it look 's good on the form.

Connie said...

Esther, I am crazy and looney-tunes too! Yes, this too shall pass. But we need a bottle of wine!

Perry said...

i have been told long before i got into teaching i needed a 10-13...I'll sign yours if you will sign mine!!!!

joec said...

Having worked at a state mental institution for 16 years, I am well aware of what a 10-13 is. I hope it does not come to that, but if it does, call me. I know people who know people. Ok. I don't really know anybody, but I would pray for you! Hang in! Only a few weeks to go!