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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?

Sunday, March 29, 2009

What I've learned about myself...

The thing I've learned the most about myself this year is that I really enjoy teaching.  Its a great career and one that allows me to use my people skills to help students and other teachers.  I have learned that I have to learn when to say no, or to not commit to every opportunity that comes my way.  I love being involved in the school and helping every way I can - but sometimes it spreads me too thin and I lose track easily.  This semester has been a great example of that - balancing school, teaching, coaching, pregnancy (no not me, my wife :) ) and just everyday issues.  I have learned that I really want to get a solid plan together for each class I teach and prepare it ahead of time instead of rushing.  I am great at putting things together last minute but I want to establish a plan.  A resource book.  Everything  we've been taught to do!  I just haven't found time to do it yet.  I have learned that I want to pursue a masters degree in special ed.  I have learned that I want to coach for a long time.  I have learned that one day, I want to go into leadership.  I have learned that I want to continue to build my program bigger and better. I have learned that this is what I want to do until I am old and gray.  :)  

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