Rules For Posting To This Blog and Weekly Blog Question

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.
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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

Open Mic- Spring Break

I finally got my email to work at GSU! I had 140 unread messages waiting for me to read and delete. I was not really ready for spring break this year. I should have planned better. Several big cleaning items were done along with a few trips to the Doctor's office. I was not happy with the weather early this week. Snow and sleet on Monday and Tuesday! Wow ! I need to plan my time off a little better and make plans for this summer. Last summer went pretty fast with NTI and part time work. There are a couple of summer conferences that I will be attending in July. Maybe GSU will have a program for us CTAE folks to continue with on a graduate level. There are offers from Georgia and Valdosta for their graduate programs. I have been happy to go back to school this past year and have enjoyed the time spent with everyone. I do miss the in person lessons at times. See ya'll in two weeks.

1 comment:

Riley said...

Wow! It a good thing your email is working now that we are almost finished. Oh well. At least it is working. It seems that the things that we put off during the course of the year have to be taken care of when we have time off. It isn't fun, but sometimes it has to be done. Start planning for summer now, and maybe you will be ready when it gets here. Good luck in your teaching career!