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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

Open Mic

Where do I begin...we all have to much on our plate, but that is why we do what we do! I realized from last week that I can't get a bigger plate. We all can multi-task as teachers, coaches, parents etc...I for one have taken a new attitude towards all of this craziness. I am accepting it and learning how to balance and prioritize my to do list. With the help of your suggestions from last Saturday's class I am trying to "administratively" handle my teaching responsibilities in a more functional and effective way. Teaching is just like coaching and coaching is just like teaching. It is the off the filed out of the classroom "duties" that make difficult at times. These however should not derail us from the excitement of being a teacher/coach and or have us lose focus on what we really are doing for these young adults. So I say with the support of our families, professors and each other we will learn how to juggle without dropping the balls and still have fun making the crowd (our students) smile. How did this blog just turn into an editorial? In closing thanks for your suggestions during our small group activity last Saturday and looking forward to Monday's class (did I just say that?) Ha peace!


Shana said...

we do have a lot on our plate...but let us not forget that many are called but few are chosen! Be encouraged

Dr. M said...

Hi, Gary - good to hear that you are starting to clean the plate, so to speak. So much to do, so little time, and you are beginning to get a handle on all that - keep us posted as that is a pretty good challenge in and of itself.