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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, September 12, 2010

Last week we held our first culinary club meeting and I was really excited to see the students excited about the club and taking the initiative to see it come together and be all that it has the potential to be. It was different for me because I was enthused and excited watching them being excited and enthused. I had a weird sense of satisfaction if you will, just knowing that I could serve as the vessel to help them achieve a range of experiences and accomplishment as it relates to culinary arts. They all had great ideas for fund raiser and community service deeds as well as ideas for fun yet educational outings. This would be the first time for me that I have sponsored a club so I am thrilled. Knowing that I can make a difference somewhere in someone in the profession that I love and am committed to truly brings my joy. My students remind every day that I am where I belong.

1 comment:

vj said...

I can relate totally with you. the students excitement was over the top. They wanted to help, they feel like this club is just for them, and it is. There is such a sense of satisfaction when you see the students so excited about community service, and the educational outings, competition,and becoming officers. I believe that the students really like their teachers that are interested in them and want to make a difference in their life. you are obviously an awsome teacher!