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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, December 5, 2010

A Rut

I can't speak for everyone else, but for myself. I believe that it is so easy to get stuck in a rut, because we are over worked, and under paid. We are expected to do so much, and a lot of the things that we are expected to do, is so unrealistic. However, I know it is what it is. I am expected to be a teacher, an advisor for a after school club and for 28 homeroom students. A counselor, and a social worker, and a mentor. All of these positions come with it's own paperwork for documentation. Some days it becomes so overwhelming. I asked my mentor how can I juggle all these, she told me "I was asking the wrong person, because she don't know how she is going to do it either. With all of these hats that we have wear, I believe that's how it becomes so easy to get in a rut. I believe we are just trying to make it from day to day. The sad thing about it, I don't know when it is going to get better.

1 comment:

pnesbitt1 said...

I dare you to get out of the rut. Some of your students see you as a role model. You can help them go into the right direction. Smile and be happy. God has a plan for you !