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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, August 31, 2009

Hey everyone

I hope everyone is doing fine and looking forward to the leisure drive to school. Been very busy because my principal has me doing administrative duties with the students. I appreciate his confidence, but my feet hurt! Miss you guys looking forward to seeing you all again.

Too much on the mind

Too much on the brain. I got the question. Thank You Dr. Burns !!!!

Weekly Check-in

Hi Everyone,

Happy Monday to each of you and I hope all is going well. For some reason I am still confused. I have yet to get a complete understanding of the assignment nor where it can be found. I went to eChalk and registered only to receive a call from a salesperson (while I was at school). After reading the email from Dr. J today, I am even more lost as it relates to the feild assignment. Can anyone send me out a life preserver...or a Raft...or even the Coast Guard for a S&R mission??;) ~aj

Football Programs

I did not realize that a part of my duties here was to put out the football program. It nearly killed me. I worked so hard on that thing and to teach as well. It's over now and I made the deadline so I'm happy. The program was 96 pages and had over 100 ads in it. The school actually approved a sub for me because of all the work. I was pulling my advanced students away from other classes and working through lunch and at home until 3am. It was crazy.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Looks like you all are blogging up a storm. My year is going well, I think. Classes are now finalized. First progress reports go out tomorrow. Using alot of NTI information, but still never enought time to do it all. Sept 10th will be here very quickly- looking forward to catching up
WHAT ASSIGNMENT !!! Better check the email regularly now

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


When in september are we to report back to alphretta for class? Does anyone know?

Kids are Sick

Anyone having attendance issues. lots of my kids are absent with the flu.

Monday, August 24, 2009

I got the assignment!!!!

I found the assignment!!!!! Yall don't see it.

Good Evening All

Good Evening All,

All is still going well and I am still as excited as ever. Everyday I am applying everything I learned in NTI. I can not believe I am conducting safety quizzes before a lab. YAY ME!!! and my students are excited about the opportunity. Well enough about me...uh can anyone tell me the homework/assignment? For the most part I am trying to stay afloat by checking in on a regular basis. Between this blog an the required one for my program I am getting a lot of extra practice. I wish everyone well an talk to you all soon.~aj

Hello again

Working hard to stay ahead in the alternative school. Things have gotten busy but hanging in there. You guys I hope everything is well.

Hello Everyone

I hope everyone is having a good beginning to their school year.
Has anyone received info about when the stuff
begins??? Take care.

Mr. "D"

Hi folks!!

Well, I got out on time for once. Having night class is a great excuse to run out at the exact minute. I hope everyone is having a great start to their week.


Sunday, August 23, 2009


Can somebody point me in the direction of our assignment?


Saturday, August 22, 2009

2nd week of school

My students are angles is this just an act to later in the year it's to good to be true. We are having great fun they all did great on their first test and career projects.I was so surprise!!!!!!!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Well survived my second week. So far, so good. My Culinary I students are really excited about all of the new changes but the new kids seemed to be annoyed by all of my organization. I think they liked my craziness before. Fortunally for them I am still crazy just an organized chaos.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Did anyone ever find the assigment? If you did will you please advise how and where you found it!


guest speaker

I had a guest speaker today from OSHA. He scared the kids to death(which was the intention) regarding safety. He had short video clips of bad accidents and still pics from accident scenes. He had great statictics to share. The kids in all five classes never muttered a word! Safety is just plain boring to listen too usually but this guy hit it out of the park. My admin stopped in to observe and was very impressed. A good day it was.............................Wood

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"Loaded for bear"

Well, I went in this morning and took no prisoners. My class size is being adjusted and I now have a nice shiney projector. A few other issues were tossed around that we may have a solution for coming soon. Squeaky wheel gets the grease I supposed........and boy you should have heard the squeaking I was doing!!!!! Now the real class can begin. Lets do this!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Hello people

Still looking for the assignment, See u all later.


Hey everyone!! Am I just clueless or what??? I looked yesterday and didn't see an assignment, but if it's to say "hey" to everyone, then "hey!" I'm into my second week now, and boy is it crazy!! Zelda you will be excited to know that I have already given "the eye" hahaha!!! It worked by the way. Ok...see all of you soon!

Class size??

Hi folks. Are any of you having problems with administration putting more kids in your class than is allowed. I am aware that Paulding county has asked for a waiver to put 35 kids in any class. I do not have the room for more than 28. Honestly, I don't think I can mange 35 kids in a shop setting. Well, more later. Thanks y'all,


Monday, August 17, 2009

Here is the assignment Folks !!! (Keep it going!!)

I finally figure out the assignment (LOL) keep it going !!!
Working on my lesson plans for next week on E-Chalk , does anyone else havethe types of lesson plans?

Look to see you guys and girls soon!!


New career---wow lots of work!

Hello everyone,

I hope everyone is off to a great start. I am the new teacher checking in. Wow. I am so prepared to managed the instructional part of my classroom but someone should have told me about all the administrative stuff that comes with it.
I don't feel overwelmed but I am off to bed late, up early, and doing some type of work nearly constantly. I think it's the new school, new teacher thing.

I am really, really enjoying the students and the classroom interactions.

Well enough said---I got more work to do before I go to be.



Schools in

Hello guys, got the first week in the books. Still sorting and finding my way with the two new curriculum that I am teaching this semester. Thanks to NTI, I will survive. Miss U guys, I hope everyone doing well and be safe.

First Day!

Hi Everyone-
Well, got the first day behind me. First year students were great! Third year students, well we have some challenges to work on. Thanks to the staff of NTI- the lesson plans are a life saver!

Good Start

Hello NTI class I hope your year is off to a good start. See ya in September!

I see assignment now!!!!!

Hello to the whole class see you in Sept.

Looking for assignment

Hello everyone hope all is well!!!!

Rearing to go!

Anyone seen the assignment yet?
Whew! First day and it was a marathon. Faculty meeting ran late of course but here I am.


New Assignment

Checking for assignment ... Hope all is going well.

just checking in

Hello everyone. I am checking in to see the assignment for today (I hope I am looking in the correct location). To date I haven't seen anything yet. I pray all of your classes are going great.~aj

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Waiting for instructions

Can't wait to find out what's on the agenda for class. See you guys soon

Bell to Bell

Second week of school yeah!!!!! See everyone in Sept.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Hi again guys! I hope everyone is settling in well for the start of the year. I have a request of those that have dealt with the FAFSA, Pell, etc. I am trying to wade through this financial aid stuff and seem to be going in circles. If you have any advice, I sure need it! Thanks................Wood

Hey Guys!

OMG!!! NTI Saved my life. This has been like the best week ever. I am happy to see Friday no doubt but this week has been terriffic!! Thank you soooo much NTI Staff!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wow, it has been a crazy week. I was absolutely bombarded at open house. My room looked like there was a free winning lottery ticket giveaway in progress. Well, I am 95% ready for Monday(our first day back). I will finish up the rest of my paperwork and copies over the weekend. Good luck all!!!!! ...........Wood

4th day of Teaching

I am really having fun with the students and they are learning. I'm keeping it from bell to bell and it feels good. I am so together I have time to BLOG thanks NTI program this has been wonderful.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Back to school

First day back at school I'm excited!!! I miss everyone!!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Hi Everyone!
Two more weeks and counting! I've been able to get in my classroom last week and this week.
Been using rubber gloves and lots of Pine Sol. It's coming together. I'll be attending new teacher orientation the rest of this week. Looking forward to getting started.


Sunday, August 2, 2009


I start planning on Wed I'm so excited about my first full year teaching!!!