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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?

Friday, April 10, 2009

Open Mic......

For many I know this was spring break but for me I worked just as hard just without the students. I am finally reaching the point of my industry certification site visit. Many people think it is your typical visit but for Culinary and to gain certification through ACF is a big deal. I am very excited but also ready for it to all be over. I am just looking forward to some sleep. Outside of all that I've had a really good year with some minor bumps along the way. I feel that attending NTI should be required within the first year of teaching because of all the great techniques and strategies that you gain from attending. I am aways going back to my binder looking over things and pulling information that I use on a daily basis.

I feel that I have grown more as an educator and a student. I have gotten in the mood of attending school so it allows me to understand my students even more. I appreciate NTI and that it do for Career and Technical teachers throughout the state of Georgia.

I will keep you all updated on my certification with the ACF. I am really proud to announce that I have 6 students that passed the servsafe certification exam......this was really great!!!! Some of the students passed with really high scores so it made me feel good to a certain extent because I did have some that did not pass (they were really close). I know now that its important to constantly assess the students in various areas so I can see where they are struggling the most with the information. Otherwise it has been an AWESOME year with great we must await and see how the next year will be.


Dallas,J said...

Keio I feel your pain. Keeping up with certifications and NTI and school and home is a battle in itself. It is important to stay focused on certs and lessons and planning and I to am finding myself doing almost as much at home as i do at school. It is kinda hard to put it down sometimes when you have good ideas and know hey have to be planned out to work so you spend alot of time getting it together. We do what we do cause we care.

delores said...

Good luck Keio...I know it is not an ordinary visit...I helped Roberta with her industry cetification last year. It can be overwhelming but I am positive you will do well, you are so professional.

Lori said...

Hi Keio. I agree with you that its a good idea for new teacher's to attend NTI the first year of teaching. It really points you into the right direction. I could have used that earlier but I am applying it now. I think that the job you do with certification, will be similar to the meal that you served us this past summer.... VERY GOOD !