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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?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Stressed to the Max

It seems that we have all been a little stressed here lately.... Teachers at my school that have been here forever say it is completely normal to feel this way this time of year. I hope they are right! I too had Homecoming this past week and have been really busy with that. On top of that event I have been trying to plan our first ever "Family and Friend Night". This is where my advanced students stay at school until 7:00pm so their family and friends can come into our salon and receive services. The students have been very excited about this and so am I, however it is stressing me out! I guess I am just used to working in a salon, where a client comes in, they sign a liability form if they are receiving a chemical service, I perform the service, and they leave a happy person. So not the case here!!! There is so much to do to be able to host such an event. Permission forms, Liability Forms, Sign-up sheets, emails going out to the whole world... just loads and loads of tedious things. I know this is all necessary because technically they are not adults and it is just protocol, but my goodness. I know once I get in the routine of everything the next "Family and Friend Night" will run much more smoothly. Until then, I guess I just have to put on my happy face and deal with it all! All in all, I guess i wonder if I chose the right profession.... I believe I did. When I am having a rough day, an encouraging word from one of my students or a coworker makes it all better, and I realize this is where I am supposed to be!

1 comment:

Courtney said...

I understand your feelings about being stressed. Just uderstand that you will have days no matter how well you think you are prepared. I think that students need a break about this time of the year not sure if your school has a fall break but we have one next week and i can't wait. So hang in their and dont give up. Just think about the good things that you get out of teaching and the difference that you make in the kids life that you reach.