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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?

Thursday, November 12, 2009


So much new information, techniques, strategies. I want to try them all, but find myself imploding at times. Just finished what I believe is my last observation of the semester. I really like the great suggestions & feed back, but I think I stress way too much. Just feel like I am getting to know my students & trying things that I believe will make their learning experience better, I get my new roster & schedule for NEXT semester. As always onward - WITH A SMILE !! See youse guys on Sat ...


Courtney said...

I know the feeling it seems that we have alot of stress on us. The good part of that is that we are learing with stress. Hang i thier and may be he will have a fun saturday. My students have been fairly good this week but you know that thier is always one that pushes your buttons.

Hal said...

I know what you mean. We have been exposed to so much since the start of the summer. Sometimes it seems a little overwhelming that we have all these tools and can't find the time to get them in. I just finished my second observation for NTI. It went well. We started film festival so their wasn't a whole lot going on this time. It's this time of year that I enjoy our A/B block schedule, because I don't have to worry about new rosters, or a new first day of school. I get to come back from that long awaited break, and it's business as usual...see you Saturday.