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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?

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Mission Statements

This week I taught my Salon I class about life skills. In this chapter we talked about goals and the students had to create a mission statement. I am proud of how I taught the lesson, because I also had to share my personal mission statement with my students, which is; " To be the BEST ME, that I can be". However, I am more proud of my students, and some of their mission statement. They were so creative and touching. One of my students mission statements was so touching it almost brought tears to my eyes. I had a couple of guys whom mission statements was awesome as well. It really made me think. Made me want to beef up my game a little. So right now I'm working on a new mission statement, and also creating some new goals for my life as well. It's really not what lesson I taught that made me proud this week. It's was a lesson that was taught to me, through the eyes of our children, that made me proud. Sometimes because of the politics, I forget about the real reason that I was chosen for this job. My principle told me that he chose me, because he could see that I would care about the students. So it's lesson like this, that shows me that my students and I need one another. I really am blessed to have this position, and lessons like this show me just how blessed I am.

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