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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?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Off to a pretty nice start (under the cricumstances)!

Salutations! This school year has been amazing and amusing all at the same time. In NTI, we laughed about my lesson plan times. My Principal had us to keep our homeroom all day the first day of school for diagnostic testing. It lasted FOUR DAYS this time! Their only outlet was their lunch period. But, I was so prepared and I loved it. We did role plays and goal setting activities based on some of the things that we did at NTI and we survived. Other teachers were truly frustrated, but to my suprise, people were actually coming to ask me for some things to do help pass the time.

On the other hand, schedules are still not set and two of my classes have been changed to a study skills class, so I am really afraid to truly get deep into the content and have to start all the way over. We had a great rivalry weekend and we defeated T.W. Josey 56-7 in the All-City Classic this past weekend. The chemistry is started to come together with the staff, even though I still do not have any books for any subject. I will just be happy when everything is finalized and I can truly cover the material. I am way past excited!

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