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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, December 1, 2010

Open Mic 12/1

Well here I am, still at school (two hours afer the last bell), trying to catch up on NTI homework, wrap today's events up, and prepare for tomorrow. I am very thankful to have this opportunity to do what I do. Even though it is crazy how much has to be done in the early stages of the teaching profession. I hear it will get easier the more years go by. If that is so, I think I will skip a few to get to that point. I really enjoy watching the students learn something new and thank me for that. Also, to be there to watch them win a competition. It makes all the hard work (and late nights) worth it!

1 comment:

vj said...

Hey Rod, remember when we were in our opening session on 9/11 and we had to sit inside out and role play therapist and client? We had to share a problem and see if we could get a solution. My problem was I could not get out of the school at the end of the day. I got all kinds of good advice, like "STOP" at 4 o'clock and go home. "Don't do another thing". "Let it go". I had and still do lesson plans, homework, papers to grade, mettings and the list goes on. I find myself still at school(two hours after the last bell) loving what I do. Not only do I hear that it gets easier as time goes by, but I also hear that we'll get wiser and stop doing all this work. I agree with you. watching the students learn something new and win a competition makes it all worth it.