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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?

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Show is DONE!

This week saw our first morning show done on time - without Mr. Getz's help. Our morning shows are shot to tape and editing the day before, so once the bell rings, unless a student stays after to work on the show (most can't due to having to catch a bus) I have been doing it. On Tuesday, the bell rang and as my director rushed out the door, I said, "Jack! What about the show?" Only to hear, "The show is DONE!" I was amazed. Not that the show had been completed, but that my kids stepped up, got the show done and never said a word about it. They understood that it was part of their job, to get it done on time, without fuss. The next day, when asked, several students commented that they didn't think I should have to stay late to finish their work. (A few afternoons saw me here until 5:30 editing) I was so proud that they were looking at the project as a team effort. That sense of togetherness is what I am looking for in a BVP class. It was just so cool that nothing was I was foolish for thinking the show wasn't finished. Haha. When you feel like you are working with the kids, not against them; when YOU are part of the team, not just the coach, calling in plays - that's what teaching is all about.


Ginger said...

I am so glad to hear that you had a good experience with the show. I felt so bad about your last post. Teachers can be the worst sometimes and I couldn't believe that they would discourage the student's work like that.

It would be nice if all of our problems could be solved immediately but it sounds like you are on your way!!!!!

Dr. M said...

Hi, Bruce - yes, that is what teaching is all about! Great post - keep after it - it should just keep getting better and better!

Randi said...

Thats really great Bruce! Im glad your show went well, its really nice when the students step up to the plate. You're right.... thats what its all about!