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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?

Monday, April 6, 2009

Blog Time

My question for this weeks blog is this, wasn't March 29th to be our last blog? With that said, I will go ahead and post for this week. As a teacher right now I feel like my 3rd profession, after nursing and teaching, should be professional juggler. Sometimes it is VERY hard to keep all the balls in the air at one time and not drop something. Of course I am referring to the many tasks and responsibilities of teaching. I see some teachers walking around with their cup of coffee every morning, and leaving almost before the kids get out of the parking lot, and yet I am trying to use every morsal of time I have just to get it all done. I know this is an issue that we've discussed many times during class and on our blog, but it remains an issue and I suppose will continue to be an element of question as long as we teach. I am grateful for the support and humor of my classmates in NTI. I think getting go know each of you has been one of the highlights of NTI. So as of April 25th, thanks for the memories!!!!!

1 comment:

Brenda said...

I agree with all of your questions and comments about the last blog deadline and also the professional juggler's profession. I am over- whelmed and trying desperately to stay a float. I often see the veteran teachers looking so relaxed and at ease with their cups of coffee and I on the other hand just wishing for a break. I am justing waiting for a break to absorb this school year, all I have learned at NTI and from my colleagues.
Hang on Teresa, we are both waiting to exhale on April 25th.