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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?

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Shellee Student

"The most important thing I've learned about myself as a STUDENT during the past three semesters in NTI is . . . that I have more energy and certainly more guts than I thought I did. This past year has been full of changes for me. I changed careers, moved to another county, and took on college, all whilebeing the fulltime parent for my two young daughters and their various never ending needs. If anyone had asked me even a year ago if I could accomplish all of this and still remain sane-I would have laughed my head off at them. The sane part is still an issue at times, but I have learned that I can do most anything I set my mind to do. I have learned to prioritize my life and I have learned if there are dishes in the sink, it is okay. I moved an entire home with only my kids and my mother to help, my kids got to cheerleading and gymnastics and have never missed a homework assignment for school, and I can honestly say that I am a much richer person for the experience. I have learned so much and met so many interesting people during my experience as a student this past year. I have learned to get out of my comfort zone and meet people that I never would have met had I not attended GSU this year. I rode Marta all by myself several times and only got lost once-and did not get killed!! If that is not an accomplishment, then I don't know what is :). I am so glad that I took these courses when I did! We are completing the GAPPS at my school as I write this and everything my administration told us to do in our classrooms during our observations-I was already doing because I have not learned to do it any different. This was a plus!! Thank you all for the experience-it has been so worthwhile!!

1 comment:

Linda G said...

Hi Shellee...what a year in your life. The old saying is true that "whatever does not kill you will make you much stronger". I commend you for your determination. Several years ago I too changed careers, finished my BSN in college, my husband traveled, I raised 3 very active daughters and thought I would never get through it all. But, I learned so much about myself and life. I chose my battles carefully, I appreciated the smaller things in life, and I developed a much richer relationship with my daughters, They are all now involved in student government and class leaders. Your perseverence will not go unnoticed by your little ones. They will look to you as their role model. Blessings to you!!