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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?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Creating a portfolio has been very interesting this semester. The process of getting information online from your portfolio helps you be more organized as an educator. I plan to post my resume, lesson plans, pictures of students and activites of Crimnal Justice work. I also plan to incorporate the portfolio model into my lesson plans for my Criminal Justice students. I feel it will help organize and encourage my students for future activities in education, military and work force methods. For myself, the goal of profesional learning and implementing new technology to help me career wise is a plus when it comes to the porfolio mehtod. The portfolio has chalanged me to research all needed information concerning myself and applying it in a structure that could help me career wise in the department of education. I look foward to the completed work and time of the portfolio during the end of the semester.


Mark said...

I like the idea of making the portfolio part of the Law & Justice course. As you know, the old Criminal Justice is changing to Law & Justice next semester. Why not go ahead and write a lesson plan for the portfolio to be included in the new program. The last level of the new course is internship so what better way to prepare your students for an internship in law enforcement. Let’s go one step further and have them prepare the portfolio for their next level of education. This method of keeping information and accomplishments in one location is a great idea. Just think, if we had used this to apply to Georgia State all our information would have been right at hand. There are so many uses for a portfolio I am glad we are putting one together in this class. I look forward to keeping a portfolio in the future and adding a lot more to it.

gerald said...

I also like the idea of doing the portfolio on line because it is so easy to make changes. I agree that a portfolio can be a great benifit to your students and it might make them try a little harder. A good question to ask the student when they buil theirs is to ask the question, is this what you want your future employer to see?

Dr. M said...

Hi, Mark - interesting name change - I like the new one better.