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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?

Friday, September 10, 2010

Planning and Preparation

I am currently trying to wrap up this quarter. Everything has been so busy lately. My students are taking exams and catching up on their online makeup work. It has been very hectic trying to get the last minute grades in the computer system. In my spare time I am already preparing for the Fall quarter. Students tend to notice my organizational skills and always make remarks about the other teachers who are not prepared. Students are inclined to observe our every move. Teaching requires a lot of planning, patience, and preparation.


Anonymous said...

This year I have new hours. I have to be at work 20 mins earlier, and it has really been hard. I have realize that my first period is the hardest. So now I am going to prepare my board at the end of the day for the next day. Thanks

Kristie said...

I know what you mean about them noticing the organization of you and their other teachers. They will come in everyday and comment on any class that may have been a mess that day. When they come in my class it is always posted on the board and we begin pretty quick with the students doing tier task in the labs. They use the task chart for each day as to who or what their task or job is for the day. They like begining able to look and find it for themselves if it was not for the lab management portion I would not have been so prepared.