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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, October 27, 2008

Class Activities

I worked with a journalism class this week trying to publish the school's first newspaper in print and on the school's web site. It is amazing how much talent these students have, especially their creativeness. students were put into groups and given different assignments. Some of the groups were to make pictures, some to do interviews, while others did art work. The art work that these students produced was amazing, and the interviews were very interesting. From the intrviews we learn so much about different cultures and different countries. We have students form twenty nine different countries. Also, we got to know some very interesting things about our teachers. However, the most important thing is that the students had so much fun doing this project. I can't wait to see the final product.

What didn't go well.
Once every semester our students do a theme. This semester they are doing a medival theme. all of our classes are involved in this project. The project is headed up by the language arts department and they coordinate with the history department, math department, music department, science department, and engineering department. The students build catapults, castles, bow and arrows, and other items that were used in this era. The school is working with Medieval Times at Discovery Mall to set up this project there. There will be music and other activities that day. Our students will be there all day. The problem is it is going to cost $30.
00 per student and some of the students cannot afford it. We are $5000.00 short. I was assigned the job of coming up with the $5000.00.

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