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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, November 9, 2008


I finished coaching volleyball three four weeks ago. My team actually came in first in the was awesome! I got two weeks off of coaching and then started basketball. When I interviewed for the job at the high school, I was asked if I would coach. As I wanted the job and really thought coaching would be something I would enjoy, I said I would.

This is my second year of teaching and coaching and I am tired! I feel like I have too much on my plate. With my program only being in its second year, me being in school, and coaching, there is no time left for me! I feel like I could do a better job with my program yet time does not allot me to do so right now. I think I know what the answer is...give up coaching. I think I am just scared that I am going to let someone down or make someone mad. I will do what I have to do to preserve my sanity, I'm sure. It's just hard.

Everyone, have a fabulous week!

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Hi, Christina - good thing you are young and have all that energy! You really do have a ton on your plate this year with NTI and all - it would have been nice if they waited until after NTI to ask you to coach.

If you were going to give up coaching basketball, now would be the time to do it, as next year you will have more time without NTI. Having said that, you apparently are pretty good at coaching, based on your volleyball results - congrats! Tough choice - maybe go talk with administrators - will they allow you to give up duties or other non-classroom activities at least through the season. Tell them you are stressed for time and see what they can do for you. You have proven yourself a winner so see what they will do to lessen your load for now. Let us know.