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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?

Sunday, March 23, 2008

OH NO!!!

Well it looks like I will be very busy next year.Friday the A.P. came to me and asked me how it feels to be the most requested class at the Technical school for next year.Students have picked automotive their first choice for programs there next year by an almost 2 to 1 margin.I don't know if this will be a blessing or a curse,but I will continue to teach them all I can and at the level I have been teaching at.


Victoria said...

Congrats, you must be doing something GREAT and they appreciate you.

Toni said...

THis is both a blessing and a curse. I have experienced the same problem, or should I say blessing. I also have the most requested course at the school with a waiting list. The good thing is that I am loved. The bad thing is that I always have a full class and more. If you think that bad, what about on top of that being the most requested teacher to go when I hate all the other teachers and wlk out of class.

Because, I have this unknown way of getting thrugh to even the worst of the worst, even the administrators and special ed teachers are sending their problem children to me for a "Cooling Off" or "Time Out" moment. It is unreal, because by the time they get to my rooming after raising hell with a teacher or administrator they are already calm, because they can't enter my room with the foolishness and they not it.

So congratulations for all the love!

Julie J. said...

I *think* I would love to have this problem. I'm in a small school and I'm the newest program. The kids love me and I have a lot of students come see me during lunch that aren't "mine". However, for the past 3 years I have been told my job is in jeopardy if I don't get my numbers up. This has been my best year so far with 65 total students. I have to more than double that for next year in order to keep my job. I wish I had a waiting list!!