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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, November 7, 2009

How did I get so lucky?

Sometimes I ask myself, how in the world did I get so lucky as to work in one of the best schools on earth? I don't know how it happened, but I am so glad that it did. Now, don't get me wrong, I still have crazy days and days that the students give me grief, but I have some of the most amazing co-workers!!! The other two Health Science teachers and I have been working together to teach skills to our classes. Each of us will teach a specific skill and we will rotate our classes. This way, we only have to plan for that one particular skill and make sure that we have supplies ready for that one skill. Well, this was working wonderfully until H1N1 hit my house! My middle son came home Tuesday with a fever and headache. As soon as I realized that my son was really sick and I would have to take the next day off to take him to the doctor, I started to have a little panic inside. I realized that not only would my lesson plans be messed up for that day, but it would also mess up the rotation for the other two teachers. Well, I knew that my son was more important than a lesson, but I still couldn't help being stressed about it. I called one of the other Health Science teachers that evening and she said, "Don't worry about it, take care of your baby." And the wonderful part is, she really meant it. I called the Secretary to let her know that I would not be able to be there, and once again it was met with, " Don't worry about a thing, I will take care of getting you a sub! Take care of your family!". Even my Principal will openly tell us that he expects us to do a fantastic job, however, our families come first. It just really makes a difference when you have to be out and you have such supportive co-workers. Like I said before, I don't know how I was so lucky to work at this amazing school, but I sure am glad I do! By the way, my son is feeling much better and has been fever free for over 24 hours. YAY!!

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