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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, December 1, 2008

I am Thankful for...

I am thankful for my principal, who took a chance and hired a young wanna-be teacher, with no certification and little experience. I believe he saw in me the desire and passion to teach Broadcast Video Production to teenage students, and gave me that chance to prove myself. I'm also thankful to John who referred me to someone in the county, who referred me to someone else, who referred me... which ultimately got me the job. I appreciate all the effort he put into helping me get up and running in the beginning. I have a very successful program thanks to his help. And of course, co-workers can really make teaching enjoyable. But my colleague and classroom neighbor Heather has made my job so much more enjoyable, 1) because she's the only other adult in my building, 2) she's a great and knowledgable teacher, and 3) she's just plain cool. My husband I thank for his patience and dedication -- between my commuting nearly 2 hours everyday and going to school, he has taken on the role of Mr. Mom. God bless him. But this year wouldn't be complete without thanking the NTI teachers who have filled my head with lots of cool stuff, including the strength to keep on keeping on.

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Hi, Amy - great prop - love it! And well said - your attitude and energy has got to be infectious with your students.