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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

Need More Hours in the Day!!!!

I need more hours in the day to get through the many things that I have to do. This year has been like work overload for me. I'm usually pretty good about meeting deadlines but with so many things being thrown at me this year. It is SO hard to catch up. I need the two week fall break in December to take some time to get back on track. Am I am the only one feeling like this???Every time I look up I'm out of my classroom to attend meetings, conferences and workshops. I know this is a big year since we are undergoing industry certification but its pulling me in too many different ways. What do I Do?????


Ken Blackwell said...

Take a couple of breaths, an aspirin and get it done. The conferences and duties add up dont they! I love how some teachers schedule a conference and give a half days notice! I had Skills students staying after school and had to disappoint them twice in the last two weeks due to No Notice from fellow teachers. All I can tell you is to take on one fire at a time. It wont overwhelm you as much as looking at all of them. Knock out one and go to another, prioritize and go!

bernardo said...

Hi Keio,

I can sympathize with you. There is not enough time to do a lot of things especially when you are bogged down with a lot of paper work. I can only imagine what you are going through with industry certification. Last year some of my coworkers were staying after school until midnight. I hope that you do not have to do the same thing. I have one suggestion for you. Free your mind and the rest will follow in place.


Dr. M said...

Hi, Keio - good advice from Ken and Bernardo.

Can you also ask for freedom from some duties and/or other non-classroom activities until NTI and certification are over? Or can certification be pushed back a year? NTI is a pretty good reason to push it back, and the certification folks may agree. Let us know.

Keio said...

Dr. M
I have already tried that. I asked that question last year before I was told that I would have to do it. Seems like it is know way out of it, at this point it is to late!!!!!! I 'll get it done...