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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?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Im Finally Back!

Hello Everyone! Wow it has been quite a while since I have written on here. Due to some se rious health issues I have been out for a while. I am on the mend right now though, thank goodness! I had surgery 2 weeks ago and things seem to be getting better. I still have good and bad days, but much better than before. Now I am just stressed about trying to get caught up on everything! So everyone please say a prayer for me!

Last week was my first week back to Elluminate live, and I must say I still love it! Probably more so now than ever! I love the fact that the sessions can me recorded and and sent out. This has helped me so much during my illness. I was able to go back and listen to the sessions and somewhat keep up with what you guys were learning. Technology has came a long way and I am very thankful for that! I enjoy being able to be in class with everyone and hearing your responses but not having to drive an hour out of the way. Its great!

The only negative thing about elluminate live is when we have computer issues and it doesn't want to pull up. This has happened to me several times, but I have learned to be patient and it normally works out just fine! This is a small price to pay for such a great thing!


Ginger said...

We are SO glad you are back!

Dr. M said...

Hi, Randi - we have been praying for you and so glad to hear you are on the mend. We look forward to hearing from you as you work to get back to a normal routine. Pace yourself!

Anitra said...

Welcome back Randi!! I wish you a healthy and speedy recovery.