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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 17, 2008

Homework for Online

I have really liked the online work. It has taken me some time to get the hang of it and I may be a bit slower that some of you techie people, but I'm getting there. I like getting my work in early and having the instructor give feedback if I have done something wrong, this gives me time to make some corrections and learn from my mistakes. I also like the sense of accomplishment of doing a good job when all is said and done. Another big plus is having my teenagers come up to me at home and ask what I'm doing. When I say homework that reinforces that school is worth the effort and must time must be set aside in order to do the work. This has really been effective with my new college freshman! That and the fact that we are helping each other with some assignments. And last, having a long drive time, online classes are TOPS. As for negatives, I do learn a lot from in class instructional time, but driving after a long day at work hinders my learning I'm afraid. I'm looking forward to next semesters online classes and implimenting those new skills in my classroom.

1 comment:

RS said...


Having your teenagers observe you doing homework and reinforcing their need to do homework is an excellent side benefit and it works. On a few instances we have had the grandchildren over and I would be working on my NTI homework and they would observe me. They would then tell me about their homework thus reinforcing what they were studying and the need to study.

Likewise at school when I mention that I to attend school and have to work at leaning it defuses there whining and provides them an example of the need to study and that it is good to keep learning. We never know when others are watching us and how we may impact them. Good example.

RS in Alpharetta