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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, September 13, 2010


I have been preparing for my first SkillsUSA meeting with my students, and I must say it has been very exciting. I am learning as I teach my students about the benefits of being a part of a CTSO. The meeting took place on September 8, 2010 and I had a very good turn out. I have a total of 46 applications, I have 8 students interested in being officers, 10 students have given me their dues. I believe my chapter has been formed. This is my first year as an advisor for Skills, and it makes my workload full, but I'm excited about giving my students every opportunity to go forward. If you are thinking about becoming an advisor just do it, and it will work itself out, be positive,and really want it to work and I believe it will. I am excited about going to the Fall Leadership Conference, and although I am not taking any students it will be a learning experience for me to go and see how things are done. I can't wait.


Anonymous said...

This is also my first year, and I am happy that I just stepped out and did it. I really don't know what to expect, but I going full speed ahead. If we all stick together and help out each other, we should be able to do anything. I wish you the best this year in your CTSO advisor success.

Angie said...

SkillsUSA is an awesome club. It does require quite a bit of work and planning. I formed a new chapter last year. The students are easy to motivate about skills, as long as you keep it exciting. We did some community service, (very rewarding). Another teacher and I took a bus of students to Jekyll Island last September. The Fall Leadership Conference was very organized and informative. I think you will learn a lot of valuable information. Good luck with your newly formed chapter.