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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?

Monday, October 17, 2011

David Letterman

I enjoyed listening to the top ten things you don't learn about teaching in college. I copied them because I can definitely relate (my comment follows each). 10. Why are the bad kids never sick? I wonder the same thing.
9. No matter how sick you are, it is easier to come into school than to write sub plans. I used to feel like this, but now, thanks to NTI this summer, sub plans is a piece of cake!!!!
8. When students tell you they really have to go to the bathroom, always believe them. This is true, I have a story to tell.
7. Forget your college friends and loved ones, who’s your best friend? Wipes!!!! Good point!
6. How to disarm the school alarm system on the weekend! I have a story to tell…!
5. You’ll get so sick and tires of hearing your last name, you’ll want to change it. Oh, I can relate!!!
4. Your fitness program will consist of carrying your bags to and from school. So true, weight lost is a possibility.
3. Two words, ‘Differentiated Instruction” So true…
2. The principal’s office is still scary…Yes, it is!!!
1. Always be good to your superintendent. Always!!!


Jan said...

At this time, I don't think any of my classmates have commented on David Letterman. He is so funny and I enjoyed it!!!. I annotated comments on each item. Memories of comments surfaced. It was great!!! It's like ...been there , done that!!!!

Jan said...

Sorry, a couple of errors I did not notice.....Shoul have been tired (in reference to students calling your name)
Weight loss (in reference to carrying bags,etc)