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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, September 25, 2009

Second post for this week!!!!

Well today I filmed myself teaching and what I notice is that I repeat to the students what I want them to do. Not because the students don't do it but by habit I repeat my directions over and over.
But it's funny how you repeat yourself and their is always someone in the class that still does not hear the directions. They can be looking at you right in the mouth and still ask what did you say. You must have patience with the students which I do I just laugh inside and keep it going. I really enjoy my job you have to enjoy what you do or it will tear you apart life is too short not to enjoy, live and laugh.


Angel said...


I love it, I love it, I love it. I think I will borrow your idea. On friday's my class engage in Physical Training. Of course I have females who wants to participate with heels on or foot flops. I will incorporate this idea into my class. You go girl!

Shana said...

We have to have so much patience with teaching...I have 3 level one classes and I have to repeat 3 times addition to the ones who never listen on the first time around...but I love it because it helps me figure out the different learning curves, and since I am challenge oriented this keeps me weird as that may sound...:)