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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?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Event of Surprise

With this being my 3rd year teaching at the same school not to much happens that just really shocks me, I kind of know what to expect for the most part. But one pleasant thing that caught me by surprise was the event of me missing thursday and friday of last week, usually being out the students are like ok he's back, I rarely miss days from work. So when I returned on Monday the first thing I hear is "Mr. Chapple we are so glad that you are back I really missed you being here, that was kind of a shock, you don't really know how much the students really take a liking to you and your class until something like this takes place.  It was very surprising I really didn't know what to say.... but that is something that got me in shock this past week.


Dr. M said...

Experiences like you describe make it difficult to miss any days because your students really do want you there if you are truly teaching them something. Your class may be the highlight of their day.

Ed said...

I can relate to the way you feel after a day or two of being out of school. I was out two days during week five of this semester. When I returned, my students questioned me on how I was doing, and if I was going to be out anymore during this semester. After noticing their concerns for my absence, I found out that my students did not care for the sub that covered my class in my absence. Therefore, this taught me two things from being out. First, leave a good lesson plan for the sub. Second, prepare your class for your absence. Things will go much smoother for your absence and return.