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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?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The calendar.

I have learned to appreciate calendar breaks. I am reflecting on my years in the health care industry. Each year, I would race to access the county school calendar. Why, you may ask. There was a fierce competition to secure school holidays as personal time. Those dates enabled me to spend extra time with my children doing enrichment and other fun activities. As a new teacher, I find that I still possess an excitement about the calendar. That excitement now has taken on a different meaning. I am so exhausted from the rigors associated with my GSU curriculum, my working curriculum, and my two elementary school children curriculum that my primary focus of excitement are the dates November 25, 26, & 27. The thought of sleeping in makes my heart skip a beat. I must admit that December 18th is an attractive option, but still to far away. With that said, I will continue to covet those dates in the near future and allow the passion that it generates to stimulate me to roll out of bed each morning.

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Hi, Suzette - spoken like a veteran teacher. Recharging our batteries (or sharpening the saw for you Covey fans) is a must in our business, and those dates are key for doing just that. Really savor those days, and you will come back rested and motivated, to the great benefit of your students.