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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, November 12, 2008

Brief Reflections On Veterans Day

Yesterday was the day day to thank a living veteran and to reflect on the passing of so many veterans this past year. Our WWII, and Korean, and Vietnam veterans are reaching that age where we are losing almost 10,000 to 20,000 a month. Their sacrifice was so much and we should remember their service and sacrifices away from family. We are in the middle/end of a another long conflict. We need to thank our current service men and women today for all they have done. It was different when I was in for just training. We were not really appreciated except by older veterans and the people who knew war. The war I was in was the Cold War after we lost the Vietnam War. I never fired a shot in anger, and never really could see the "threat". But, I know that we lost a lot of soldiers during the Cold War due to training accidents. Every Memorial Day a few of us "Cold War Warriors" gather to reflect on those who sacrificed everything for our Armed Forces to be ready. We, I, say thank you to all who served no matter how or when.


Dr. M said...

I also say 'thank you' to you, Joe, for your service.

Dr. J said...

Thank you for your service, Joe. My father served in WWII and my husband served in Vietnam. I feel like I am with hallowed company. Dr. J.