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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?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Anyway the wind blows

This week has been a pretty good one. The weather has been on my side and this has given my class an opportunity to get out and get some fresh air.Let me be the first to say that a change of scenery really does a class some good. We have entered into the unit on defensive tactics and arresting procedures, students are wearing their uniforms and things seem to be progressing accordingly. What more can I say? Well I am not going to say much. I am going to continue to go with the flow and take advantage of this opportunity and try to capitalize on it.


Dr. M said...

Hi, AJ - and you took advantage of a beautiful day when I was there to conduct a meaningful class - keep it up!

Amy said...

It sounds like things are going better for you...I'm so happy. It's amazing how something a simple as sunshine can change your whole attitude. It also sounds like you have the right attitude with trying to go with the flow of things. I'm sure your students can see how hard you are working as well as how much you care for them. Keep on doing what you think is best for the children and everything else will fall into place.

Penelope said...

Anitra. I am so elated that things are beginning to look up. As time goes on, things do truly get better. As I shared with you, when things get tough, I believe that we are going through a process, God's process. It may be a time for character development, maturity in some areas, a renewal of our minds or ways of thinking. Sometimes we just have to sit at the front of the classroom take notes so that we can pass the test. If not, we fail the test and have to take it over again until we pass it and are ready to go to the next level. Is that always easy? No it is not. It is one of the most challenging things to do. We as humans want "our way" or want things to go the way that we think that they should, rather than the Lord's will for us and for our lives. We as humans always want to buck against process. We want to get off of the potters wheel rather than go through the process of being shapened and molded for beauty and/or for God's use. Stay encouraged and keep looking up.