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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, April 15, 2010

First Impressions

We have all discussed about how important first impressions are. I must admit that is where I get my assumptions on people from. Since we were little we have all heard the saying "Dont judge a book by its cover", but do we all really follow that saying? I know personally I don't always, although I should. I judged some of my students on the first few days of class. I would say to myself, I'm going to have trouble out of that one, or this is going to be a great student, but only to my suprise was I ever wring! My students also made assumptions about me as well. They were uspest the old teacher was leaving and I was coming. Between their assumptions and mine we had a rough first couple of days. Thank goondness all that has changed now though. I have gotten to know the true students that I teach and hopefully they have gotten to know the true me!

1 comment:

Vsz said...

I agree. Assumptions are the mother of all mess ups. I judge many books by their covers when I started teaching. I have since learned (1)They will only know if you teach them (2) they can't learn if they don't try. I used to show them everything and let them physically do nothing because I was afraid to waste material, a major no-no on the job site. But now if they waste materials because of errors, it's all in part of the learniong process.