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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


Here is my dilemma; I have hard time thinking in abstract. These requirements are a difficult for me to decipher. Every time I read one of the requirements, I get stuck! It is so bad that getting started seems impossible. Though, when I read everyone’s response on this blog, no one seems to have a problem but me. I’m sure that the portfolio is to help us with our professional growth, but I have to read the standard items 3 to 4 times to make sense of them. I’ve never really been asked to prove what I am doing and I assume in this case the challenge is categorizing what I do. As far as using a portfolios for my students, I have done something in the past and am doing something similar now with the creating a notebook. But Google sites provide an alternative for my students to do this electronically, this may be something I can implement in the next school year.

1 comment:

Kevin J said...

I am experiencing the same problems as you are. I was one of the ones who was unable to get logged in correctly at GSU the Saturday we covered the e-portfolios in class. I fill I am stuck and struggling to get off the ground. When I read the assignments, for some reason, I feel as if I am trying to understand a different language. As I stated in my blog I am looking forward to experimenting with the electronic version as to the paper format we generally use in my class. I think the students will like it more as well. I’m sure it is like everything else, you have to give it a try before you can fully appreciate what it is.