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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 5, 2010

"A Real Cosmetology Teacher"

This week I received an email that said " call me asap about a job after school." When I saw the name of the person I thought, I don't know him like that, but I called him and he said he thought of me when the middle school program coordinator for the after school program needed a real cosmetology teacher to work with the middle school students once a week, he was impressed with comments that the students had made about me when he worked at ARC. Again I didn't know him like that,well just in passing I would say hello. Well I spoke with the coordinator and she explained the job to me and told me what she needed me to do and that she had heard about my program and that I was a real cosmetology teacher, and I'm like wow this week I learned that I made quite an impression on my students and some of the other faculty and staff when it came to my program, and I didn't even have a lab. I told her to email me more details, and when she did she also sent me attachments telling me that other middle schools were interested in me too, and if I would let them know if I could come to their school once a week too. I know I am where I'm suppose to be right here and right now teaching what I love to all that will receive it. vj

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