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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?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Teresa's Post for the Week

I now believe in cloning!!!!!!!!!!!!! If I could clone myself I could divide "me" between each of the 500 "Mrs. Andrews, I need you" statements per day. However, my son is standing here telling me that for my clone to be me it has to have had the same upbringing, opportunities and experiences that I have had. My clone will not have had NTI so it will immediately fall short, HA! Anyway, I am glad that my students feel the freedom to speak up in my classroom and know that I will help them in any way that I can. Often my answer is "look it up" and often they will say that before I can even get the words out. They know me so well. I love what I do but I am tired and in need of some kind of therapy I'm sure. Now my very intelligent son is telling me that if I had a clone I would spend far too much time talking to myself. Now I am off to design a unit lesson plan that is due at the faculty meeting tomorrow. Will I get it done.............?


Brenda said...

I too, am feeling really tired now. Ditto to everything you voiced. Hold on a break is near.

Dr. M said...

Hi, Teresa - your son is pretty sharp! Unfortunately, this blog and your NTI friends are the only therapy affordable, so keep sharing. I actually had a clone once but he proved to be my evil twin, so had to get rid of him.

Hopefully you were able to use one of the unit lesson plans from NTI at that faculty meeting. And, as Brenda says, precious time off is on our doorsteps!