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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, October 10, 2010

The new Me!

"What have I learned about myself as a teacher this week?"

Well, I have always known that I posses an ability to build rapport with people, especially students. This week, I had a situation where I had to split my 6Th period class between two teachers. It was the last minute and I was not happy. ( I made prior arrangements but department head informed Friday after school on the way home, he could not do it)

Well, when I returned to school the next day, Tuesday, Some of the students decided they did not want to stay in one of the teachers classroom. They left the class and did not return. I was livid. So, when 6Th period arrived I had a heart to heart with the students. I was honest and the students where quiet. I did not yell or scream, I spoke to them from my heart. At the end of it one of the students came and told me he was sorry. At that moment, I made my decision. I am still not sure how I feel about teaching; however at that brief moment,one of the five that did not return also understood the importance of doing what I ask of them.

1 comment:

Kevin D said...

Sometimes it's important to share how you feel with your students. By honestly revealing how disappointed you were instead of showing anger, you were able to speak to some of the students conscious.
Great Job!