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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 - Thankful

Since we are celebrating Thanksgiving, I want to thank you all for being supportive and our instructors for direction. It is easy to focus on the negative, but in the end I find myself drained if that is all I see. Tracy said earlier this year, that he decided to focus on the positive. He made a conscious decision to stay constructive. His words have been motivating to me. I have tried, instead of complaining, as much, to focus is on the positive. There are still some days when one person can do or say something and my cup, that is already full, will completely run over. But, by deciding even before walking into the classroom that this is a great day no matter what, has been refreshing.

So, I am thankful for this opportunity to teach about health care, which I love. The students have pushed me completely out of my comfort zone, causing me to really think about how I approach the material to deliver it to them. Finally, to do this job you must have support. It can be very overwhelming at times,that's why this program has been a key to me staying in the classroom. Again, thanks to everyone.

1 comment:

bg55 said...

I feel your pain. However, at the beginning of the school day after the Pledge, there is a monment of silence. I take this opportunity to set the tone for my day. I ask for patience and understanding, for God knows that my students can be very trying at times. I also pray that I will be effective in my teaching and that I make an impact in my students' life during the lesson for that day. I am thankful for the opportunity to share my healthcare knowledge to the students and anyone willing to listen. I get encouraged when I'm evaluated by someone from administration and they give positive feedback on my classroom management or how I keep the students engaged. I agree that our cups are full and that it runs over quite often, but have faith that it may not get better but that it will become managable.