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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

One Day at a Time

Sorry this is coming a little late, but I wasn't sure how to put this into words. I have been asked to mentor a troubled student during my planning period for the rest of the semester. I am more than willing to help the student but I have almost no idea how to accomplish this. I have met him and he seems like a good enough kid. That doesn't mean much though. We all know that students will put on their best face when they meet new people. Especially if they think they are in trouble. I am letting him get comfortable with the Macintosh computers right now and later I will have him help me with some projects. But, it is going to take some time before he begins to trust me enough to open up with me. I hope this works out for the best because I would hate to see any student fall through the cracks. He seems interested in what goes on in my class, maybe that is a way into his trust. We will see. Wish me luck.



Patrick said...

If they have asked you to supervise a student during your planning period, then you are entitled to extended day pay per state regs. You might want to point that out.

ZELDA said...

We have so many lost children. I have come to see that my first year teaching. We got to help children or who will the kids are our future and we want all of them to do well.