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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

Teaching Experience This Semester

I have been promoting student involvement in Skills USA. I have offered a solution to cover their annual dues by participating in a fundraiser. The fundraiser was building birdhouses. I had an overwhelming, 106 students, that committed to this fundraising project. I was excited and overwhelmed by the response. I still have over eighty birdhouses to sell. The students are eager to go to the next level of learning and participation. Our club numbers have multiplied almost 5 times more than last year. This is my first year being in charge of the Skills USA club. I wanted to make it educational, fun & memorable. We are on our way to accomplish that.


Dr. M said...

Skills USA is a great experience for students and for you as well. I had students in VICA every year I taught and the leadership activities and competitions always motivated me as well as my students. The National Skills Competition is quite impressive and is an experience students will never forget, so work hard to get them there. Other student organizations such as HOSA, FFA, DECA, etc., also involve and challenge students above and beyond the classroom. They are all great ways to enrich your program - way to go.

Joe Westbrook said...

Sounds like you are having fun. What a great project. It just shows that your kids what to do things with you. The social skills that you are teaching are much more fun and subtle. Congrats!