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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

Open Mic #2

This week was extremely hectic. Grades were due by mid-week. Sandy Springs Fire Department visited on Monday and worked with over 450 students teaching them basic CPR skills and giving each student a kit with a DVD and manikin for free. Its a program called CPR Anytime where each person who attends commits to teaching five family members or friends how to do basic CPR. The students were very receptive and participated wholeheartedly in the training sessions. Some of my HOSA students assisted the firemen and provided additional support during the training sessions. Overall the project was a big success.


Dr. M said...

Hi, Paulette - grade posting times are always hectic and makes one appreciate keeping grades up to date!

Great to hear about your Fire Dept activities and I can imagine how much your students enjoyed this experience. I also expect that the Fire Dept went away with a good impression from your students and program and that should reap benefits on down the road.

Ken Blackwell said...

What a great effort in Sandy Springs!!! I love to hear of services like these happining. It seems like some of these are dying, kids make fun of boy and girl scouts and these organizations have alot to offer. The students had to be happy to assist a professional they admire! I have to agree with dr. m in keeping up with grades, I will get one or two days behind on occcasion and that is more than enough for me. If I were to get further than that behind I dont know how I would catch up. I bet you have a great program and your students will reflect your hard work in the future. Sometimes we will not see the effects of our work, but it happens just the same. Ken B