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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, February 2, 2011

Accepting change blog for week of 2/1

This week I have been faced with the reality that I may be placed at another school next year to teach. I guess I was not aware that when you sign a contract that you belong to the county..... not the school; therefore, the county can move you and place you wherever needed. We have a new school opening in our county next year and instead of creating an opening, the school might just move me into the vacant opening. This might not be so bad if they were moving me to the brand new school with a new lab, but they are probably going to move me to the oldest school in our county because another teacher has put in a transfer. :( I guess I will just have to make lemonade out of the lemons handed to me. We will not know for sure about the changes for about another month or two but for now I am making copies of all files and looking for a few empty boxes in case of a move in the future.


LV said...

There is a man at my school now that had something like that happen. I never realize that we do belong to the county, and not the school. That would be a change that I would have to accept as well. I would be hurt, but I know I couldn't take it personal However, look on the bright side. You have a chance of getting the job at the new school, with a new lab. Think positive and make it happen.:)

donna bresnan said...

You are so right about having to make lemonade from lemons. I believe teachers have to be the most flexible (more than a contortionist at times)people on earth! Hang in there girl. I know that if anyone can do well with change it will be you. You are an awesome teacher and now you will have the opportunity to create the program of your choosing. Let me know if I can do anything to help if this does come about.

Becky said...

Thanks guys, I appreciate the support!