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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 17, 2010

What I learned...

What I have learned about myself as a teacher during this week is that while I really enjoy teaching I have to be patient with myself because it takes time to get it under your belt. Like anything else, it doesn’t happen over night. This week was our homecoming week and it was very challenging because as the culinary arts teacher I was asked to prepare the homecoming court breakfast with the help of my students. As a first year teacher it was my first time doing the event for the school and I wanted it to go well but I was concerned about how I could turn it into a learning experience for my students. I think that if I had planned better and really thought about how I could have transformed the event into a lesson it would have been a better experience for the students. The lesson for me was not to miss any opportunity to create a productive lesson. I feel that overtime and with experience it will become easier for me to identify those hidden moments that I can make into memorable moments for the students.

1 comment:

Pamela said...

Good job Kim, I think the fact that you realize that it should be an opportunity for your kids to learn speaks volumes about you as a teacher. You already see ways to improve on the experience and you realize that you have to plan, plan, plan. I agree that patience is the key, but I think that you are on the right track. Keep up the good work.