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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 2, 2008

Open Mic

My AP asked me to be the lead advisor for Skills USA.... Needless to say, I didn't need one more thing on my plate. She said that we needed a homecoming float and to shoot for 40 members this year. So the ACCT areas collaborated and we were able to put together a float for last week's homecoming parade. The float was full of students from Engineering, Construction, and Automotive! I was the driver, towing the float for the mile journey through Towne Lake. It ended up being a pleasant experience. My wife and baby came along for the ride. The students spent time together outside the classroom. A mother even came up to all three instructors and thanked us for our hard work. She stated that if it wasn't for our courses, her son may not still be in school because he struggles with all academic classes. How nice!

I didn't want to be a sponsor for a club, but perhaps this will be a fun experience for all this year.

1 comment:

Ken Blackwell said...

Welcome to the club, same thing happened to me, one week to cough up float and no funds. I pulled it off and have my skills group. The skills group turned out great, they are participating one to two hours after school weekly to try and be competitive. They are highly motivated and one of the best things going this year. Teaching this group has been rewarding .