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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?

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Most Important thing...

"The most important thing I've learned about myself as a teacher in the past term/year is . . .  that there is a possibility that I am a 'teacher'. I have realized that if I focus on what attracted me to teaching, the students, and leave all other things at the door. Over this year my students continue to surprise me. I submitted 11 students video projects into the county media fest and 7 will move on to State competition. Three students had perfect scores. I could tell that they are very proud of themselves. I had student from another class tell me congratulations and you know that means you are doing a great job teaching your students. His statement surprised me,  then I thought students do listen and pay attention to instructors performance. I have also noticed that a teachers actions will have more influence on students than talking. One of my students is Grayson Tech Student of the Year. The banquet was nice and she had to make a statement about me, she spoke about me staying late, coming in early and meeting her last summer for a project...that made me realize what we do/model as teachers will have a great effect on our students. We might not know it at that moment but it will be revealed when we least expect it.  

1 comment:

bernardo said...

Hi Loraine,

It’s nice to see that you are having success in your Video Production program. I know how important it is to make an impact in your program and keep the interest of your students. We have the potential to reach students of all magnitudes. What we do right now can either shape or break these young people lives. I know you have the passion and the commitment to make this a reality for all your students.

Keep up the good work.