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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 21, 2009


My kids prior to the holiday break have been very anxious and volatile this week. I ask them did they have the bipolar virus. They probally need a break from us as we need from them. Hopefully the break will give them time to refocus and get prepared for the home stretch. At the alternative school in December we will have students exiting from the program who have met the requirements. So that may also a contributing factor to some of the unrest.

1 comment:

Dwayne said...

I think my kids also have the bi-polar virus. As I said a couple of weeks ago, my kids are ready for Christmas break, not Thanksgiving. Their attention span drifts in and out. I could have posted on the marker board in big bold letters and someone will walk to me 15 minutes into class after I have explained exactly what they are supposed to be doing and have told them that it is one the board and ask me what they are supposed to be doing. I know we are not supposed to use sarcasm, but when someone almost asks for you to reply that way, I don't see why you can't! Please tell me if a vaccine becomes available for the bi-polar. I need about 90 doses for my room alone. My wife says she needs 20!