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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?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Making An Impact!!!

This week I think that most memorable moment would have to have been a conversation I had with one of my senior students. She was feeling very overwhelmed and came to me in tears. She did not have a clear plan after graduation and wasn't sure if college was right for her. After a long conversation and a day later, she came to me and said that she was happy to have me as a teacher and felt more confident about going to college.

This example and so many other stories like this one have made me realize that teaching and being a role model for young people is what I'm suppose to be doing at this point in my life. I enjoy being able to encourage students and share my life experiences with them. My program has grown and I think that this is a direct reflection of the impact that I have made with the students.

1 comment:

vj said...

Most of our students rely on us for encouragement and inspiration. It seems as though our life experience comes in handy when it comes to our students. We were out there in a profession experiencing things that work in our favor when it comes to sharing life skills with our students. It seems we know just what to say. I just want to share with you the skillsUSA CREED FOR TEACHERS because you fit the bill. The mediocre teacher TELLS. The good teacher EXPLAINS. The superior teacher DEMONSTRATES. And the GREAT teacher INSPIRES. Continue to Be great and keep inspiring the students.