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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, March 29, 2009

Myself as a teacher

The most important thing I've learned about myself as a teacher in the past term/year is that I am an individual needing to collaborate with other individuals in order to make a difference. No one person can do it alone. Finding the right resources makes a world of difference in getting the job done and in overall job satisfaction. I have found that the most important aspect of a job to me is feeling that I am making a positive difference. Someone once told me, “Don’t try to do someone elses job unless you are getting paid for it. Go to them for the answers and let them handle what they are the experts at doing. This way you divide and conquer and all go home at peace at the end of the day” I have also come to realize that it is through collaborating with peers that you find out what is happening in the field and how not to spend extra time reinventing the wheel. I am assured and satisfied in knowing that what I am doing counts. Everyone wants to be needed. The time, the effort, the work is part of what Ido because I want to give my best.


Amy M said...

Boy, did you hit the nail on the head. It is impossible to do it all alone. We must rely on one another to make that positive difference. Otherwise, we'd just become tired and bitter. Just worn out. We couldn't last as teachers if we didn't help each other out.

Leonard said...

I e need all the help we can get. When we can get with a collabrative group, we can see what others do in there class. If we can't help each other, we will not make it.