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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 1, 2009


I think it is a wonderful idea to interview faculty from different positions at school. I am looking forward to interviewing one of our counselors to get an insight into what she deals with daily. I have spoken with the different counselors many times with student issues. But I know they do a lot more than just put out fires! My youngest daughter is a junior this year at the school I work at and she has an interest in counseling. So this interview will serve dual purpose. Perhaps the information I gain will help her also in her quest for a career. It is also my hope that this interview will help me to better understand my students and their issues. I am sure that the counselors have a totally different take on my students than I do.


bernardo said...

Hi Jayna,

I enjoyed reading your post. Sometimes you have to change your thinking from a teacher to a parent. Many of us with kids have to experience our kids going though the same process as our students. That’s why I feel this assignment will be more than just a grade for this class but will help me to understand how certain data will influence the type of curriculum that your child and students will have throughout their school years. I know that you are as eager I am to learn about this process.


Dr. M said...

Hi, Jayna - interesting insight into your parental interest in this assignment, which should make the interview even more meaningful and memorable. It would be great to hear what you learned from the interview . . . maybe we'll have another blog question later to addresses that. Enjoy.