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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?

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

What I''ve learned

I've been able to learn a great deal in the last year and a half.I left my job 1 week before the start of my first year teaching.Although I worked with computers everyday,they were all touch screen.I couldn't do a powerpoint,send an e-mail I didn't even know how to minimize the screen.I'm still not a computer wizard but I have come a long way. Also, I have found that I have more patience than I thought I did,and I have found out that you have to give students time limits when they go to the bathroom.I couldn't list everything that I have learned,but these are just a few.


Dwayne Connors said...

With this ever changing world of technology it's hard to keep up with all of the techniques. I'm in major catch-up as well! One of these days, real soon, I'm going to get with my son for a computer 101 lesson.

Jessie H said...

Dwayne is right. Our kids can teach us a lot about technology. They are so far ahead of us it's scary.

That's quite a long list of new things you have learned. I'm amazed that you haven't bitten my head off for making you blog and get on WebCT. Thanks for hanging in there with us and for being willing to try new things.

Shane C. said...

Hahaha! That bathroom thing kind of struck a funny bone! Kids have been taking teachers for a ride for the bathroom thing for all of time. I have a student who has to go the same time, every day. Its really ridiculous.

Toni said...

Hey Steve

You got shafted on the bathroom, shame on you. Time them on everything, because they will bend the rules as much as they possibly can, if they think no one is watching.

Perry said...

shane i had the same problem with a kid, every day at the same time she had to go..i started a rule in my class...i gave you 5 bathroom passes for the 9 weeks...if you went over the 5 the student had to stay in their desk 2 minutes after the bell..that took away socializing time between class...the problem stopped!!!!