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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 6, 2010

" Missed"

Well unfortunately I got sick last week and missed two days. While I was out of course the students didn't get their daily bell ringer. My bell ringers have been brain teasers, that they complain and say "oh, that was lame" everyday. Well when I was out, I got a text from one of my students telling me that she miss me and she hope I feel better. She also ask me "when was I going to return. I must say that this made me feel quite special.

When I returned the same students that complain about my lame "bell ringer", ask for one and told me how much he missed them. Students are really something else, that's why I try not to take anything personal. I love my students and I know that I am right where I am suppose to be. Although it was only two days, me and my lame bell ringers were missed. It doesn't get any better than this.

1 comment:

Shilo D. Robinson said...

That was really nice of your student to check on you! Even thought they complain, students really do know when someone is truly there to help them. They are a microwave generation and want what they want right now, but they do eventually get it together and view the bigger picture.

Continue with your bell ringers, because they will eventually become conditioned, if they aren't already. Pretty soon, any other wont even be acceptable to them because it is you that are making a difference. Good luck and have a wonderful year.