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1. Only use your first name (no last names, addresses, IM screen names, etc.)
2. Show respect and consideration of others when posting and commenting. This includes individuals, students, organizations, political parties, colleagues, etc.
3. Check all posts for spelling and grammar errors before posting.
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5. Watch your language. Use politically correct and non-offensive language.
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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 14, 2009

I Am Getting Better

I shared in the past, I shared with you how I get anxious about things and how this affected my blood pressure. I am learning and have learned to focus and prioritize only on the important things. I have also learned that if something doesn't get done today, it will still be there tomorrow. My cry is that I am still new and I am still learning how to teach. For me, this has been a process because I am type A personality or a perfectionist. For me, this just means that I cannot look to myself and I have to learn to trust the Lord and ask for His direction. Since I have taken this stance or approach, I find myself so much calmer and more relaxed. The past few months have been terribly hard for me because this was the time or anniversary of my former husbands illness and death (he was in a coma for 2 1/2 months). Every year around this time, I find myself in this period of gloom and confusion. I have to remind myself of the time and pray and stap out of it. Once I realize what is going on, I confront it and move on and it somehow gets better. Having to become a single parent unexpectantly causes all types of actions, reactions, thoughts, feelings, and emotions. I do however look forward to things getting even better really soon!!!

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