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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, November 24, 2008

EDBT 4570

Overall, I have really enjoyed the mixture of online/classroom sessions. It really helps with trying to juggle school, work, family, and anything else that life throws your way. I have found that the downfall can be having the self-discipline to stay on task with the work load. Typically, I feel that I am a person who does not slack on responsibilities, but because of personal issues, I have fallen behind on the online workload, which makes me feel horrible. Yet, it makes me truly see the downfall of completing online assignments. On the other hand, I ask myself, would I have done better if I had actually driven to class more? Truthfully, I don't think I would have. It has simply been a tough semester for me and having instructors who try to make this as convenient for the learner as possible truly helps. With all things considered, I think the combination works best for most learners and is a way to tailor to adult learners with busy lifestyles.

1 comment:

Erika Kitchens said...

I am on the same boat. A lot going on this year in the home front that I have little to no control over. Online is awesome but it's easy to forget that it's there. I've been driving to Alpharetta on Tuesdays. The first half of the course my husband was off on Tuesday nights. The other have he is now working those nights which has been a nightmare with childcare on top of all the other chaos I'm dealing with outside of work and college. I just can't do a face to face class during the school year. I envy your ability to juggle it all and still maintain your coolness!