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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?

Friday, March 28, 2008


What a week - I know that these tests are important - but really what does the rest of the school population get to do. In my experience - nothing. We are strongly encouraged not to give any new material or any tests or quizzes for the entire week. So really by the time they get finished with all the fire drills, tornado drills, schedule adjustment, graduation tests, end of course tests, assemblies, etc. - how many days are we really teaching our students.

Yes - all this from the mouth of the "class clown". Believe it or not covering my material and making sure my students grasp that material is extremely important to me. Is there not a better way to get all these "necessary" items taken care of without distrubing the real reason we are there. Is it really necessary to have both end of course tests and graduation tests?


Julie J. said...

I'm all for having Saturday School to get these things done. However, who wants to work an extra day for no more pay?

Toni said...


I found a way to get caught up on grading as well as have make-up das for students that were missing work. There's not much that could be done during testing, so I just tried to make the best out of the situation.

Dwayne Connors said...