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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

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Hey Everyone.

Just some advice for everyone right about now as things seem to be hectic and Thanksgiving break being so close...yet so far away...

I took Friday off last week. It was great. Just needed the day to catch up, run some errands usually reserved for the weekend, got some school work done, etc. It was awesome.

Kind of made me think it would be interesting to see if a school system would ever consider a 4 day work week...I wouldnt mind staying a little later or coming in earlier to have Fridays off.

Hope you guys are all doing well. Hang in there. Until next time.


Joe Westbrook said...

I go for the 4 days. I don't mind working late, I do most days now. maybe we could work in the extra day or days like Saturday for the slow student or those who have a failing grade.

Ken Blackwell said...

I love the four day week idea, think of the money it would save the state parking the buses a day a week! Not to mention a extra day on the weekend. Maybe we could discover our family and friends again!

Dr. M said...

Hi, David - a mental health day, huh?

I heard several school systems discussing a 4-day week back when gas prices were so high but nothing since. There are pros and cons and would be an interesting discussion but parents would have to be convinced of the benefits, and are you sure you want to have students in 8th or 9th period at 4:00 or later?