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1. Only use your first name (no last names, addresses, IM screen names, etc.)
2. Show respect and consideration of others when posting and commenting. This includes individuals, students, organizations, political parties, colleagues, etc.
3. Check all posts for spelling and grammar errors before posting.
4. Protect the privacy of others. Gain permission from other people before you write about them. Avoid sharing someone else's last name. Use job titles or pseudonyms when writing about experiences with your co-workers or students.
5. Watch your language. Use politically correct and non-offensive language.
6. Make sure you write about things that are factual.
7. Keep your postings education-oriented. Avoid discussing plans for the weekend, etc.

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 18, 2008

I was able to show the student who almost broke my arm. I explained to her ( that's right JuJuan...a girl beat me up!) that I learned something about myself after she hit me...that if I lost the use of my legs, I can run with my butt cheeks! Seriously, I got some great oatmeal cookies for me and the rest of the class for the injury!

The storm beat our cars to death...see, I was trying to get home from this little class in Alpharetta, and the bottom dropped out at about Six Flags. I said a prayer...which I'm sure, (because of the language I was using during the storm)didn't get much higher than the ceiling of my car and also proved to be the very reason the hail got bigger and faster. I became a six year old girl with the covers over my head but finally made it home. I used the day's notes that Julia took for me as an umbrella (Can anyone send a copy of the notes to me?) and got into the house. There I met...the most beautiful woman I have ever known... Deb"zilla"! She reminded me that she told me several times to pull over and find shelter; and I reminded her, that about the time her voice volume got higher than an air raid siren, I go deaf! Anyway, we're still very much in love...I still can't sit down from a big bite out of my @#$ and things are great. Hope every one is OK and remember...If you kiss and their lips are hot...they have Malaria!


Julie J. said...

If you give me your fax number Steven I can get the notes to you again. Glad you made it home ok through the storm. I made it home 10 minutes before it hit.

Dwayne Connors said...

If your one of those guys who seems to be able to just let this stuff roll off of your tounge then you should truly consider moonlighting as a comedian. You are a nut, man! I look forward to reading your blogs. We all need a laugh....and often if your a teacher!

Toni said...


You are such a girl. Now that its official, then the arm slim is most likely the result of CAT fight, not an ASP Baton.....SMILE! GLad to know you made it home safely, and tell you beautiful wife what REALLY happened to your arm.

JaJuan said...

Hey man spell my name right if you must speak of my name.....I am going to handle you when I see have it coming,..WISEGUY!