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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, November 13, 2009

Film Festival

So it's that time of year again. The CCSME Film Festival is here. Not only are we competing this year in both advanced and novice categories, but my school is hosting it as well. From this past Wednesday until next Wednesday is absolute chaos in room 1404. I'm at school every morning at 7:30 and stay every night until 7 so the kiddos can have every opportunity to get their videos submitted on time. This is that time where I have to take the leash off and let them go into the world alone, because I can't assist them at all. So for a solid week before Thanksgiving I get to sit back, watch and hope I taught them well enough to be competitive. It's hard enough teaching intro level students the basics of final cut pro, but we are at a strong disadvantage considering we are the only school competing that is on an A/B block schedule. However, considering we won 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place last year, I'm feeling pretty good...I've already seen one video this year that blows away all of last years.

1 comment:

GETZ said...

This is such a cool thing. I can't wait until I have my program under control enough to put on a film festival. I wish we had the support of other BVP programs in the district, but I guess being the only one has it's advantages too. After hearing what some of your kids are working on, I'm sure you guys will have a good showing. And on "sitting back and watching" to see what they've actually seems like this is the biggest payoff/reward of this profession. When I see my kids in the hallway greeting administrators and carrying themselves as well rounded individuals I feel so accomplished - much less when they begin turning in projects. Let me know how it goes...