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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, January 18, 2009


This fall semester has been very challenging. After several months of planning and designing my lab it still is not completed. I have had to explain to my students on several occassions why my lab is not completed . It seems as if the Atlanta Public School system do not understand the urgency in completeing this lab. I am trying to keep my students interested but some of them are losing interest due to the lack of equipment. Most of my students signed up for my class thinking they would have the opportunity to have hands on experience with the latest broadcasting equipment. I hope the school system doesn't let them down.


Linda G said...

Hello Bernardo. I know how frustrating this is for you. I also experienced the same type of situation my first year teaching. In the County in which I taught I had 2 major problems. One was the lack of major items arriving (computers, printers, etc.)and secondly when they finally did arrived it took 2 months for someone from the County to hook everything up. I taught without a plain whitboard for 3 months. I believe the key to surviving this is within our own selves. Our attitudes (mine included)can either get us through it or have us walking. I am going back into teaching after walking. This time I am prepared for the challenges and coming back a much stronger, well equipped teacher ready to use some in-flight thinking skills when challenges arrive (and they WILL!)
Linda G

Amy M said...

Bernardo, I know the feeling. Last year, I literally had to build my studio from scratch. I dug around the closet overflowing with stuff and pieced everything together the best I knew how. My best resources were my students (not the county). They know more about A/V equipment. If there is anything that I can loan you until you get you own stuff, let me know. I have an audio board, XLR cables and a couple of camcorders you can use until you get up and running. E-mail me at