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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 14, 2008


I feel very blessed to be at the school that I am at.The staff for the most part gets along very well with each other and the administration is great.Last week, although a busy week went very well.I read some of the blogs and feel bad for the ones of you that are having problems.After getting to know each of you over these past 8 or 9 months,I know that all of you want only the very best for your students and try very hard to teach them what it takes to become the best employee that they can be in their perspective fields.We all have to remember though that without millions of dollars and or lots of T.V air time and publicity we can't change the world.We can alter a few lives but we can't change them all.Using a term out of the medical dictionary, in this world we have to use the triage system on the students who could care less .The 90% of the ones who want to learn we have to save, the very few that will not learn due to their own laziness would have to be less focused on.This may not be politically correct, but what about the students who truly want to learn and are missing their education because of the time spent on roudy or lazy students.

1 comment:

joec said...

That is well written and much appreciated. There are a few folks at my school who want to save everyone. They are good instructors and good people, but my perception is an old " Star Trek" saying - the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Most of our students have the potential to be worthwhile citizens. However, it is my opinion that there a few ...