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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?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Right Place, Right Now

This week has been filled with club bell, fire drills, bus drill and a blood drive. As I reflected on Dr. Burns' question, it occurred to me that this is the right place, right now for me. One key event, there was a student that passed out in the hall. I was called to help assist the student, of course I remembered, never leave the class unattended. One of my students was already there helping; she was calm and begin assessing the student that was passed out. After EMS arrived, she stated," I remembered what to do from last year's class".

It occurred to me, seeds are planted that we may never see the full harvest. The students may not know that they are learning, but the seeds are there. This event helped me to realize, I am exactly where I should be at this present time, teaching. Freda


Becky said...

Hey Freida, It sounds like hopefully this year is going better for you.... You have had a busy week and I can tell in my students that seeds are planted as well. When that lightbulb goes off in their head, it makes what we do worth doing everyday :) So far this year I have not been called out of the classroom. I know what we learned in NTI states that we should never leave the students unattended but I was on the fence with that debate. You did a great job! Have a great holiday :)

Kristie said...

Freda , thats awesome . You are definitely right about those seeds. I also had a student that took those seeds and ran with it. She signed up for a styling competion and she placed 5th and was the youngest student there. When she came back to class she was so proud to tell me and I was proud as well. The statment she made was I could not have done as well without what you taught me. That was the motivation I needed. Keep planting those seeds and they will be harvested.