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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?

Monday, October 12, 2009

It has been a good week!

Well, I can't really say that there was anything that happened this week that I wouldn't want to do again for a while. It wasn't because life was beautiful at my school and all of my students are perfect angels.....It was because we were on Fall break this past week!! Oh how wonderful it was! Soooo, let me share something that has happened recently that I do not want to have to deal with again for a while. Our blood drive! Oh my, what a nightmare! First of all, it was a real pain to have to relocate all of my students so that the Red Cross could set up in my room. Then the air in my room was broken and it was really hot, so we had to move the set up to a different room. Well, we had students spread all over the building and I felt like I was supposed to be in so many different places at once. Then, we had kids passing out everywhere!! We had several kids miss the bus back to their home schools because they were passed out in our department! We had to call their parents to come pick them up and take them to their home schools. I know that the blood drives are so important and can save so many lives, but I don't want to have another one for a while!

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