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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?

Monday, October 11, 2010

What have I learned??

I think I have started learning how to become more organized. I never realized how much a teacher has to do as far as paperwork goes. I have started printing things from my email and putting them in a to do pile. I find that I have to complete the to do tray everyday in order to stay ahead on paperwork. I also have started writing things down at the end of the day that may have happened during class. Example: Last Tuesday I verbally warned a student about the length of time they were gone to the restroom. Friday the same student was gone again way to long (and it was during lunch so I knew they were visiting others). Because I had written down the verbal given on Tuesday, I could write up the student with correct information that otherwise I would have forgotten. Trying to stay organized is a struggle but I have gotten much better at it this year.


Leola said...

Becky as you work on your paperwork organizational skills please share them with me. Sometimes I feels as if I'm drowning in all the paperwork and I need assistance with e-mail sorting as well.

Chef BCY said...

Good job Becky - we all struggle with paperwork and keeping ahead of the game as we say. I also print up my emails and try to follow up on them - the days seem too short, before you know it no more time. I give my students 5 passes and tell them they need to go to restroom before class. When they use up their 5 restroom passes that it. If they are disruptive in class or not following instruction they loose their restroom pass privilege for a week or so depending on consequences. Keep on top of things and keep them accountable.