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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?

Saturday, October 3, 2009

I feel like a teacher

This week I certainly felt like a teacher in my C.E.R.T. class. In the class I educate the students on community emergency responders during disasters. Last week the students demonstrated search and rescue techniques. Well as you know Georgia has suffered from major flooding and was declared a disaster area. On Thursday before we started class I had a student raised her hand shouting Ms.Kelly I have something to tell you. The student was about to explode. So I acknowledge her by asking her what is it. The student stated she was looking at channel 2 action news and they were talking about the C.E.R.T. volunteer. She added they were talking about the same thing you have been teaching us. Then I another student said I saw that too. At that moment I felt like I was truly teaching. AOH HA


ZELDA said...

That was a great story Angel keep the good work up girl doesn't that make you feel wonderful.

Dr. M said...

Hi, Angel - great lesson shared, and isn't it amazing when we, or our students, can relate our material to their personal lives, or to current events? Learning is greatly enhanced, and set inductions have the same purpose. All the recent flood activity, and the attention it garnered, made for very relevant and interesting set inductions. Thanks for sharing!