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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, February 21, 2010

A Day without Water

This week students reported to school for three days because of the winter break. The night before school, an announcement was sent out to teachers and students via phone stating there is no water and to bring your own bottled water. I know what you are thinking, yes it was a nightmare on elms street Wednesday morning. After the first bell rung, the administrator reminded everyone not to drink the water,wash hands or flush toilets but they can use the toilets. So of course many of us had a difficult time keeping everyone under control including teachers. I'm sure you can image what kind of day it was. Finally, after 4 hours the school decided to dismissed the students at 12:00 pm and teacher at 2:00pm. Guest what! The next day everyone reported back to school hoping for the best but we couldn't drink or wash our hands; however we could flush the toilets. I'm thinking not again and so were the students. Amazingly we all survive through the whole day. Most of the students went home early. Lets just say this is a lesson learned. We forget how vital water is as a basic necessity. When your environment change you must adapt.

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Hi, Angel - my gosh I have never heard of a school in session without water, especially that you cannot flush toilets! That is an experience that hopefully your school will never go through again. That is some kind of adaptability!