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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?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Open Mic Nov 10-17

Hey Everyone.

I have discovered that extended day is not something I want to do every semester. Its taxing on both mind and body. The previous two years I coached football and soccer but had a planning block. So, I had time to relax and enjoy some time to get the little things done that seem to add up quickly. But after a long day of teaching and then football practice, getting home at 730 or 8 meant I was tired. But, I think after experiencing my first extended day semester, this may be more demanding than that schedule! Its draining! So, since I am coaching soccer in the spring, I think I may reserve the extended day semester for the fall only. The pay increase is really nice but I think for sanity it may not be worth it for a whole year! Does anyone teach extended day both semesters and coach a sport?

1 comment:

T-Time said...

I have half extended day and so I can sympothize with you. I do have a planning period but have to use it to plan and work on my CTSO - Skills USA. I coach Volleyball in the Fall and Track in the Spring, but the greatest thing that I instituted this year is delegation. It is a work in progress but it works. I have delegated duties to my assitant coaches, my CTSO officers, students and managers. Nothing gives a person a sense of belonging more than responsibility. I relized last year that if I tried to do everything myself this year that this would be my last year teaching. Delegation is essential for my success and sanity especially with me being such a perfectionist.