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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?

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Volleyball Stats

The volleyball coach asked if I would keep statistics during the volleyball games. I know nothing about volleyball, so this week I had a crash course in the fundamentals of volleyball. The first game was Friday. It was an away game. I left the stat clip board in my classroom by mistake. I had to quickly draw an impromptu stat sheet right before game time. I was a terrible stat keeper! I did not know the girls play 2 out of 3 games to win so when we switched sides of the court, I didn't realize we were starting a new game. I kept all the stats on the same game sheet. The assistant coach whispered to me that the coach probably wouldn't fire me. The match began at 4:30 and was to end around 6:00. After two false fire alarms and a bad referee, the games finally ended at 9:15. I enjoyed being with the students and look forward to honing my skills as a stat keeper, assuming I still have the job come Monday morning.

1 comment:

Ginger said...

Wow Melissa! You are willing to try anything once. I think that is great that you are doing something different. I would pay money to see the coach's face when she looks at your stats sheet. She may have to turn it several different ways to try to understand it but at least you gave it your best shot. I think your story kind of answered my problem about being so frustrated with my students. I just hope they are as willing as you are to give 110% a second time.