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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, April 6, 2008


A friend of mine had been working as a HSTE instructor for 8 years and continually asked me to come work with her. In my previous job, I was the Area Nurse Manager for 17 Federal Occupational Health Units ( FL,SC,NC,PR,MS,GA, TN). I travelled to the sites at least yearly and more often if new staff was hired. I worked as a contractor in this position and insurance coverage was an issue for the majority of the staff . It was also time for contract renewal, so I decided it was a good time to apply for the HSTE position. I was hired and the first year was AWFUL. It was as if I had been thrown in the lion's den. Things have begun to settle down and I do like teaching. As a nurse , teaching is a constant part of the position. With the teen-agers it is a "CHALLENGE" but I do enjoy seeing a difference in some of the students. The benefits and salary are not bad and I am looking forward to the summers off. I have signed my contract but the friend who encouraged me to take this position, is retiring at the end of this school term. Also, we are switching from Small Learning Communities to Small Schools , so I am not sure if we will continue to have a 2 nurse program. New principals will be hired for each new school. I just hope who ever is hired has an idea about how the program should work.

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