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1. Only use your first name (no last names, addresses, IM screen names, etc.)
2. Show respect and consideration of others when posting and commenting. This includes individuals, students, organizations, political parties, colleagues, etc.
3. Check all posts for spelling and grammar errors before posting.
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5. Watch your language. Use politically correct and non-offensive language.
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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, July 20, 2011


I plan to go on vacation with my sister...Where..unsure..

Sunday, July 10, 2011


I have a rental house I really need to finish working on, some work to do around my house, want to put a new coat of paint on this Honda I bought last week, want to get together and jam some metal on the drums with my buds, would like to go back to Florida and do some more golfing, would like to take my kids somewhere fun, so who knows. Maybe I will just say the heck with it all and just sit by the pool and drink beer the rest of the summer. You're all welcome to join me

Saturday, July 9, 2011


I plan to spend the end of summer with my kids doing whatever they would like to do. Of course the beach will be in those plans. Hope each of you have a safe, fun, and restful end of summer.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summer Vacation

I am planning to visit my best friendgirl in Charlotte, NC. We have been friends for more than 35 years.

Summer break

I plan to wash and wax the car tomorrow. Then finish up those fantastic lesson plans... Next week, who knows?

Summer Vacation

This time tomorrow (Friday), I'm going to be loaded up in the Honda Odyssey with my family headed at a high rate of speed in route to our place in Hilton Head. Going to be having some fun in the sun, ocean, Salty Dog Cafe, Harbor Town, the lighthouse, and a whole lot of seafood.

Summer vacation

I plan on spending the rest of my summer catching up and having fun with my son and wife!