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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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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?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The year has flown by...

The one thing that has caught me completely off guard is where my year has gone. The school schedule has always seemed accelerated from my days in the tv industry, but this year seems to have gone by even faster. To add to the long "to do" list that school provides, I have also been working on my newly purchased house since the week after the NTI summer session ended. With my team teacher being gone the first nine weeks of the semester, my second job, and this 90 year old house I guess I haven't taken the time to come up for air very often. One more week to go before Thanksgiving though, and I guess I'll be forced to relax a little. I am still getting used to being forced out of the office when the holidays come around (especially Thanksgiving/Christmas). When I made TV commercials "the rush season" started in October, with everyone wanting their holiday themed adds done and ready to hit the air the day after Thanksgiving. I never thought that having so much time off so often would provide it's own unique challenges (if you want to call them that). Here's to sleeping "late" (6:30), "relaxing" (working on the next project), and returning to school "rested" (notice: kids will be well rested too - providing all new adventures in behavior correction). Turkey day is nearly here...

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