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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, April 12, 2009

Mamane Open Mic

I have this strange feeling that saying a very long goodbye is coming soon. I don't like that feeling. The transition from one chapter of your life to another doesn't always sit well with me. At the conclusion of every school year (including my high school and college years), I always felt lost... abandoned... restless. I think that means I'm meant to always be in school - whether as a teacher or a student. Granted being both a teacher and a student has been extremely intense; but, you know, I seem to thrive on that! I work well under pressure (I guess that's why I was a pretty good news producer). 

But that ominous feeling of all of it coming to a close is starting to creep in. I've made some great friendships, I've learned loads from all of you, and I am taking home (or rather, to work) a lot of useful knowledge. As much as I want this semester to end, I still don't want to let go. But that's ok, because teaching is a career of constant learning. I'll never stop learning.

1 comment:

paulette said...

You are right Amy there is a bittersweetness to this time of year with the end of a chapter of our life and transitioning to another. It has been quite challenging to be a teacher and a student at the same time for me as well. It is hard to believe that we are so close to the end of the semester.