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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, December 10, 2009

What I've Learned About Myself As a Teacher

I have learned so much about myself as a teacher this semester. Where do I begin? First of all, I am too serious and I take things too seriously. As my daughter says, I need to chillax (chill out and relax). I have Type A personality and I am a perfectionist. I like things done a certain way and my expectations have been set too high. I put entirely too much time into every thing that I do. The students could care less about all of the time and effort that I spend in lessons for them. I have learned that the lessons need to be short, sweet and to the point. I have learned not to be so rigid and loosen up some. I have learned to leave work at a decent time so that I can spend time with and enjoy my family. I have learned that whatever is not done today will get done tomorrow or the next day or the next. I need to socialize more. I have an office in my classroom. At lunch time I go into my office. I will attempt to make changes in this area. I look forward to learning more about myself and the areas that I need to improve on. I also need to "pat myself on the back" for the good things that I do and for the things that I have accomplised.

1 comment:

Emily said...

Keep patting yourself on the back. Withh all you have to do, you keep on going, a lesser person whould have given up & just taken what God has put upon them, but you have the strengh & drive to keep moving forward. That is the best lesson of all!!! Have a restful & joyous holiday with your family