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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?

Friday, December 11, 2009

Anything is Possible

I have learned so much about myself but the most important thing I've learned about myself is Anything is possible. I never imagine I would be in my second year of teacher and still here. I've had some highs and I've had some lows but I will continue to press forward. This time last year I didn't think I could make a difference with the students but this week I had 3 former students to come and visit me at the school. I ask the students why were they here because I just knew they were not there to see me. To my surprise the student shouted we are here to see you Ms. Kelly. Believe it or not I didn't feel worthy. As I look back over the past year 1/2 I realize I should feel confidence and worthy of motivating/offering education to my students. I have improved my teaching but I know I still have a long way to go. Thank God I'm still here.


ZELDA said...

You are great Angle! We are always our worst critic to ourselves.

Coach Sly said...


You always had just needed vessel to bring it out. You are an awesome qualified instructor. I am sorry I did not get back to your e-mail about this past week. I have been dealing with a few huge decisions at school, but that is no excuse so please forgive me on that. I will forward you some information soon. Keep it up! Sly