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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, November 15, 2010

In a rut

The first month of school I used various activities. A few of the activities that I used are role playing, research projects, student teaching, technology based games, songs and poetry. All of the students were productive and excited about the majority of the learning activities. Students were also interested in being apart of FCCLA. I was excited to see how well the lessons were being received by my students. By the second week of September I was struggling to find time to prep for the more interesting lessons. Between teaching, committees, FCCLA and all the administrative responsibilities, I was in the weeds. I think every teacher who is in the course would love to teach every lesson the we have learned. Unfortunately, all the other responsibilities tend to trump our lesson plans. Especially since at my school planning is used for subbing for absent teachers, having faculty meetings or PLU related training. I don't believe that the administration truly understands the work that goes into CTAE courses.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I understand exactly how you feel. I am so disappointed with the education system right now. I have been in a rut for about 2 months now. I didn't start to feel this way, until right before Christmas last year. We hadn't been in school for 60 days, and I was already burnt-out.