Rules For Posting To This Blog and Weekly Blog Question

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?

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Open Mic - 03/19/08

Well, I hope everybody weathered the storms! I myself was actually in downtown for the whole thing (sort-of stuck, but also not wanting to drive) and saw the twister from my friend's back porch. I was worried! It missed his house though so all ended up well. Nevertheless, I feel out of the loop at this point since I was not able to make it to class on Saturday. :-/ I have read many of the comments though and am piecing together information from the lesson, so that is good! I have also read many blogs for this week and I like how they are all over the map! One thing though, I must reiterate as many of you already have, is how blessed and lucky we all are to be surrounded by the teaching power and skill sets that our class possesses. I have great admiration for ALL of you because of your knowledge, skills and unique background and life experiences. I love the amount of critical thinking (as well as the fun) that goes on in our class! Like someone else had mentioned, these blogs are just amazingly insightful, interesting and meaningful. I truly enjoy our class!! That is, when I don't have to drive through black, tornado producing clouds to get there!! Just as an additional note, I think I have a slight 'tornado phobia' due to a certain 'run-in' that I had with one in Tennessee. Bad juju man, bad juju. So now, I heed to the warnings (maybe a little too tightly) and I don't wanna be in another one while in my car!! Mercy. Have a great week everyone!

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