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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 30, 2008

I Am Thankful

I am very thankful for my teaching position. It is a blessing to me and my family. I was told by my personal construction teacher, when I was a student, that I would never amount to anything and that I would certainly never become a carpenter. I am a successful carpenter with my own business and I am becoming a successful instructor and teacher to inspire other carpenters and construction workers to be the best in their field that they can be. I have been blessed with these young men and women that are in my classes, and their peers, to have the opportunity to pour into their lives and encourage them to set and reach their goals. I am very thankful for this opportunity. The teaching staff at my school, in my department, has been very supportive and helpful since my first day. I have been very fortunate and blessed with my lab and classroom supplies and work area. I am thankful for all these things. I am thankful for my college experience. It has been very challenging but I know that I can do this. I have had an extremely stressful year in many aspects of my life. I am thankful for all of the opportunities and challenges that this position has offered me.

1 comment:

Shellee said...

I am sure that the school is very thankful to have you as an instructor. From what I have seen in class, you are very caring about your career and your students, especially if you are teaching all those levels in one class and not losing your mind!!