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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 11, 2009

This weeks blog (Sleepless Nights)

This past week I have lost sleep numerous nights thinking of how much is on my plate and how small my plate really is. I am in final preparation for Fields of Faith which is a national Fellowship of Christian Athletes event. Being the FCA sponsor at West Forsyth High School I was chosen to be one of the program directors for Forsyth's County Wide Fields of Faith hosted at West Forsyth High School. This is more to me then just a school sponsorship or school event. This is how I use my podium as a Christian Coach/Teacher to impact the lives of our students. With that being said we are expecting over 1,500 students in attendance for our 2 hour program. If that is not challenging enough we are in the middle of a dog fight in football to keep our 3-3 record alive and win the next 3 out of 4 games to go to the playoffs. Now I know it is not just me, but I lose sleep over making sure I am prepared for all my 6 classes on all 3 levels so I can continue to engage my students and build up our Public Safety Program. I also felt like I was losing control of my juggling act with these classes and that is the last thing I want and or need to do. So in retrospect I either need to "under promise and over give" or get a bigger plate.

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