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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?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Open mic.... check one, check two, check...check....

Hey guys, I do not know about you but I am ready for Thanksgiving!! This week my topic needed to be discussed is: I find it hard to get the needed supplies for my class!! With budget cuts and everything under lock and key, you have to ration out supplies. Not having construction paper, glue, poster board or butcher paper is REALLY bad when doing hands on activities!! I am already out of everything and I still have another semester to go!!! I usually only let my students use a couple of sheets of construction paper and if they mess up then oh well, BUT it is hard when they want to print and I'm out of ink. They have to go to the media center and pay to print OR print at home (ink is expensive). I try to give them more points for hand drawings and writing on the projects but does anyone have any other ideas!! THANKS ;)

1 comment:

Dustin said...

I find the same problems at my school too. The thing I recommend: Be best friends with the home economic teachers that have been teaching a while. I always visit the consumer science, early childhood teachers who have guided me through this semester. They are great, and have food too! Hopefully, your school has some teachers this caring.