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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?

Monday, April 21, 2008

New Beginnings

I really hate for things to end and the word "Goodbye" is like a curse word to me. I apologize to those of you who I did not get to talk to after class was over Saturday. I was very emotional and didn't want ya'll to see it!

This has, by far, been the most interesting, useful class I have ever had to take. Thank you to everyone for making it what it was. There will never be another class like ours!

I just came out of a faculty meeting where we learned that we made AYP again! I'm so excited...our BOE feeds us steak each year we make it. It's a great incentive! Not only that, our Science scores went from a 77% last year to a 92% this year!! We were celebrating of course!

On a different note, based on the fact that we had so many seniors failing the GHSGT and they have now passed, our principal gave us these "words of wisdom". I quote "If the student worked as hard as they did to pass the GHSGT, I expect you to make passing your class happen." What do ya'll think of that? Personally, I am a bit taken aback. I don't think I'll be "making it happen" just because someone says so!

I hope you all enjoy your teaching careers and keep in touch! I can found in a map dot in Social Circle GA during school hours and at home in Covington otherwise. Enjoy your time away from class and catch up on all the friends and family you have missed out on. I know I am going to! :)

1 comment:

Connie said...

Julie, I don't think it's right to ever "make it happen." That is not fair to all the other students who do everything they are supposed to do.

But sometimes I think "make it happen" happens to some of our ball players. And I don't think it's right. I don't know that for a fact but I have strong suspicions.

What does "make it happen" teach the kids?