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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

Only 35 days left for me...not that I'm bragging!!

I'm currently on spring break until April 7. It's been a weird year for me. I think a lot of it can be attributed to the fact that we have a new AP with no previous experience and a principal who is new to us by 2 years. There have been a lot of just weirdness going on. Students are becoming bolder in their actions, teachers seem to be less caring. Parents are non-existent and the community doesn't seem to care what is going on either. I don't know if this is the typical third year "stuff" or if my school system is just having a weird year. I'm hoping next year will be better.

On another note, I'm becoming more involved in my school. I am on the superintendent's task force for ensuring we are a healthy school and a couple of days before break, I was asked to serve on the "Better Seeker Team" for next year. This is the administrative choice for a leadership team for the school. I hope these extra opportunities will allow me to have more of a voice and to become more of a change agent in my situation. I look forward to these new opportunities and a new school year.

When I return to school on April 7, we will only have 35 more days until graduation. This may sound crazy but I need more than the 35 days to adequately cover the remaining material. I will definately have to make some adjustments to get it all in there. This is all thanks to the "extra" activities that Steve referred to in his blog.


Mortissa said...

I can relate to the countdown. I have been doing it since we returned from Christmas break. I know there is no way I am going to cover everything, so I have decided to pick out the most important things I want to cover and go for it. I think it is good that you are getting more involved at school. Now maybe you can share some of your ideas. I think you will be a great advocate for the students.

Dwayne Connors said...

Hey Jule,
I hope your opportunity definately turns into a chance for change. With this "ever changing world we live in", as Paul McCartney once said, we need to be able to change with it to keep up with all of the new challenges. Good luck!