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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, February 15, 2009



The online portfolio will help me in several ways.  
1.  It has showed me two new technologies that I did not know before (LiveText and creating your own website using Google.)  
2.  It is required to obtain my certification!  So, it has a huge impact on my professional career.
The portfolio is an opportunity to apply what you have learned - beyond being in the classroom.  I think it is good to show that you are a knowledgeable and capable teacher - and that you are aware of certain standards and can exceed those.  It also is great to have in the event that you wanted to change jobs.  In times as these, it is important to have an up to date resume and portfolio.  Time is of the essence for many.  Also, to relate to my students, I stress portfolio development and require my seniors to have one upon "graduation" from my class.  Each year I have been at Kell I have had at least 3 students get scholarships for their portfolios.  It is a good way to relate to my students and say "see, I have to do it too!"  This has also become a good way to share ideas or publish them for others to see.  It also allows for us to think about why we do things, how it affects students, etc through the rationale statements.

What a day.


Lori said...
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Lori said...

Penny...I think having your seniors develop a portfolio is a great idea. I have a couple of high achievers who are putting together their work pieces on their own. We have not called it a portfolio, but in essence that is what it is. In fact, recently graduated seniors are coming back for copies of dvds and items that they produced. It will be beneficial for all of my serious broadcasting students to go ahead a prepare their portfolio for the future.

Josh said...

The senior portfolio is a great idea. I already do something like that with my advanced students in having them create a "demo reel". Any video production job would ask to see one of these anyway, so it's a leg up on the competition.

Good post.

Dr. M said...

Hi, David - I really like that several of your students have received scholarships for their portfolio's! Thanks for sharing.