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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?

Thursday, October 21, 2010


This is a hard one. I really do not know of an example to give you about an assumption that I have made. I think the only thing that I have assumed was that all other teachers cared as much as I do. I know that sounds terrible but some teachers do not seem to care. Students go through a lot in this era, even more than we know. Sometimes they need a break. They do need boundaries and rules but every student is different and unique. I help sponsor our school's Relay for Life. Now, I assume that the other 120 teachers in the school would come support and help out.... wrong. They could care less. So, I guess I've been let down more by the other adults in the school rather than the kids. Maybe it's because I hold them to a higher standard?? Oh well :)

1 comment:

Kristie said...

Becky , I totally understand where you are coming from about the staff. I tried so hard this year to get the other CTAE teacher to get involved in helping to get Skills started at my school. I had 2 other teacher to help but only 1 acctually tried and the male teachers here said OH YEAH. They didn't do anything nor did they let their students know according to them or at least my perception is that this was not a priority because we have existing clubs already. So at this point nothing even the administraion wanted it but I really didn't get much there either just a pat on the back and go a head we would love for you to start it. I just wanted to give them more opprotunitys . I guess we are in a boat alone. Just keep climbing that hill!!