Rules For Posting To This Blog and Weekly Blog Question

1. Only use your first name (no last names, addresses, IM screen names, etc.)
2. Show respect and consideration of others when posting and commenting. This includes individuals, students, organizations, political parties, colleagues, etc.
3. Check all posts for spelling and grammar errors before posting.
4. Protect the privacy of others. Gain permission from other people before you write about them. Avoid sharing someone else's last name. Use job titles or pseudonyms when writing about experiences with your co-workers or students.
5. Watch your language. Use politically correct and non-offensive language.
6. Make sure you write about things that are factual.
7. Keep your postings education-oriented. Avoid discussing plans for the weekend, etc.

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?

Monday, March 23, 2009

the most important thing I have learned a/t myself

The most important thing I have learned about myself as a teacher this past year is my time management. I think each semester gets a little easier then the past semesters. I try my best to stay ahead. I find by doing this I can step forward each day. I am do not like to feel overwhelmed or like I am treading water. I make a list each morning of things to do and complete that list before the end of each day. This helps me to stay focused and task oriented at all times. I have always known that organization was important to me but I did not connect the two until the end of last year. My life runs much smoother with good time management and organization. I am proud to say that my days are not nearly as chaotic! :)


Dr. J said...

I think your strategy is working well for you. You are always either first, or one of the first to take care of blogging. Good for you!

Shellee said...

I completely agree with your lists idea! I have lists as well. Of course, I have always been a list maker, but I have really put that skill into overdrive this year. Having young children and a home to keep up as well as lesson planning and grades can be overwhelming if you don't have a plan and a place for everything. Good job on your time management skills and on getting things done well!

Jayna said...

Amen sister! I am glad it is better for you this year. ME TOO! Organization IS the key.