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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?

Monday, November 24, 2008


I am grateful that I have been able to manage 3 preps, extended day, beginning a newHOSA chapter, and NTI without a nervous breakdown. Oh yeah, I also have a family too.....last time I checked. This has been an exciting year with excellent students and an administration that seems to recognize and appreciate the work that is done in the classroom. I was even told last week that Healthcare was the premiere program at the CA, WOW!!! I am also fortunate to have a partner who also teaches healthcare, we both started when the school opened, and we work closely together with the same visions and desires for the program. I am most fortunate to have began NTI this summer. I have really made some changes in classroom management as well as how I implement my lessons and can easily see how well they work. It is especially evident when my co-worker complains of a classroom issue. I try to help her out some, but don't won't to reveal all of my new secrets because she will probably begin NTI this summer. I feel blessed to be able to make a career change and share something that I am so passionate about with an age group that I enjoy working with. I tell the story that when I returned to school for my BSN I was certain that God had a wonderful job in store for me when I finished. I ended up becoming a school nurse and thought, God, this is not really where I thought you would lead me. I even begged my supervisor to NOT put me in a high school. Had I not taken that job as a school nurse in 9-12 I would have never realized how much I like working with that age group. I feel that I am definitely where I am supposed to be and I'm excited about my future and what teaching has to offer.


Dr. M said...

Hi, Teresa - and your students should be thankful for your career turns as I'm sure they are. Thanks for sharing and for the great work. Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your break!

Brenda said...

Hi Teresa,
I feel like I am in the right place too teaching high school students. I am certain that after the first 3 years that everyone talks about when "things get better and easier", I will be more certain that I am in the right place. Oh, and after I get more sleep. When I do get a couple of good night's sleep I am so engerized and eager to get in the classroom.