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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


Hey guys :)

I have realized alot just in the past month about my job and co-workers. I am lucky. I had to go to a workshop last week where I listened to horror stories about other counties. I realized how good it is to work for Douglas Co. School Systems. Yes we have problems also, BUT I work very close with the other 4 health occ. teachers in the county and our administration at the school as well as the board is very strong and supportive.
I feel very overwhelmed at times but I am choosing to wear several hats at the present moment. Our county is going through Industry Certification this year (for those of you that don't know, it is a BIG deal with alot of work). We are all in NTI, taking classes online weekly with observations (I love it!!). I still work 32hr weekends at the hospital and they are wanting me to become certified in Cat Scans by December of this year which requires studying for and taking a national registry. And most importantly.... I have a husband and children to take care of (thank God for my husband). If I can get through the end of the year I will feel like a weight has been lifted. I tell you this not to toot my own horn but to let you know that If I seem crazy at times or do not email you back right away, I will.... I promise.
I have learned to LEAN ON OTHERS!! If you cannot count on your friends/family/co-workers, then who can you count on?? We should ALL have each others backs because we are all in the same boat. If you need me for anything, PLEASE let me know :) I value good friends.

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