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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


It’s very ironic that I am working on two portfolios at the same time but I am getting a great understanding of putting this information together. This is vital information that students must understand how valuable it is to retain for their careers. I think sharing this information with students will have a tremendous effect that will ultimately shape many of their lives. To accurately see this through I have given my students an opportunity to build their own video resume tape.
I have discovered this is a great way to keep students engaged and on task. This has also been a rewarding experience for me as well. Since this is only my second full year of teaching I am hoping to continue adding to my portfolio alone with assisting the future journalist of tomorrow. This is a great way to showcase the students’ work and to help them gain an advantage in their career choice. This has certainly been an exciting project for me.


Lori said...

Bernardo...I agree that having the broadcasting student develop a video resume is a great idea. I am always looking for challenges for upper level students. They seem to always be looking for new and creative things to do. I can't think of a better way to challenge them, than by having them prepare a portfolio for submission for college acceptance or a job interview.

Leonard said...

Bernardo, I believe like you that sharing this information with students will have a tremendous effect on their future. If we could get them to understand what an impact this would have on their future employment, they might put forth more effort in their work. This could ultimately benifit their college acceptance. My upper level students are about on the same level as the others. I think this would be a challenge for all levels.