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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 1, 2008

Open Mic

I would have say that working with the journalism class on producing our first news paper. Normally I would not work with these students, however, they asked for my help. These students are amazing especially with their skills in all aspects of producing this paper. Not only did they produce our first newspaper, but created a school web site. It was very easy to keep these student engaged. The pictures and the art work was fabulous. We have some very talented art students. The students were given a free hand in what they wanted the paper to look like and the articles that they included. I thought the web site was of very hight quality. Maybe the only bad part of it was that I have been asked to write a Cagle's corner.


andrea strommen said...

Making a news paper sounds like fun, but I'm sure there are difficulties with it too. The students obviously seemed to find a way to relate to the assignment. It sounds like they were highly motivated and driven to do the project. Good luck, your students sound like they are doing weel, and should accel!

Ken Blackwell said...

The students on the news paper seem like the students we would all love to have. As our own and our classrooms. May I suggest a (Students Corner) edited by Cagle? Just a thought! KenB>

Dr. M said...

Great suggestion, Ken, although I am looking forward to Cagle's Corner - you sure you have time to do that, Gerald?