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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, October 2, 2009

3rd week

Well that moment I would have to say was today. We were talking about infection control when we got on the subject about check ups and found out most of my kids never been to the dentist or the eye doctor not to mention a regular doctor and I was able to help 15 kids get appointments at the eye doctor and get free glasses and so many kids in the 12 grade still don't know much about their bodies so I had to go there before the students ask the wrong people for answers and if I can save students from having health problems. and a bad life then I have done my job. I don't want to save one student. I can never say I did not try to change a life from ending up on the wrong path.


Emily said...

Great work Zelda. That is going beyond, & your students will probably remember your kindness for a long time. Sometimes I think we are focused on standards, lesson plans and the learning that has to take place that we really have no idea what difficulties may be happeneing in students daily lives. They probably learned something that no standard can be written for. Sad that that is what happens. Keep up the great work

Ginger said...

Great job Zelda. A friend of mine for culinary school started teaching at the same time as I did and we often talk about how we are teaching them so much more than just the curriculum. You proved that!

Dr. M said...

Hi, Zelda - what a very real way to help your students - good for you!