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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

This week has been hectic! I have heard about teachers having to work from a cart but I never realized how displaced they may have felt. My classroom underwent a few construction changes this week and I am pleased with the changes. My HSTE lab now has a nursing station and new computer desks. I had to move from the computer lab to the library and back to another large empty classroom with my cart. It was difficult trying to complete vital signs check offs and other classroom instructions.

I also had the opportunity to attend a Promethean Board Training Inservice to learn how to operate my very own Promethean board. Wow! That is really a great piece of technology.
I am actively seeking already great ideas to help keep my students ENGAGED. I am also looking for the an eletronic medical records (affordable) program to simulate

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Hi, Brenda - great to hear about the renovations to your lab! I'm sure you're excited about how you can engage your students with the changes. And one of the great things about being a lab-based instructor is that you do not usually have to move from room to room as the day goes on. Good to count our small blessings.

And speaking of blessings, congrats on the Promethean! You will be a pro on that before too long and I'm looking forward to hearing all about it!