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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?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Copy Machine Broke Down....Again

In our school one of the things that the Principal has implemented is the 4 1/2 week assessment. This process requires teachers to provide students with a detailed assessment to include but not limited to (multiple choice, short answer, completion) after each 4 1/2 weeks of instruction. Last week, I waited until the last minute (which is something I never do because I am uber OCD), the morning of testing to make copies, and low and behold, the copier was not working.  Again, because I am OCD, I would have normally gone into a panic.  To add more insult to injury, the back up copier which happens to be 12 years older than this once was also on vacation. Luckily, thanks to NTI, I had developed lesson plans for the current unit that I am teaching, so I was already prepared to go on to another lesson without a hitch. The students didn't even notice, and if they did they were not going to tell me because they had not studied like they should have. I surprised myself, in that I did NOT panic, instead I transitioned smoothly to another lesson, and was able to keep my students engaged the entire day with detailed instruction. NTI saves the day!


DAB said...

Akisa I completely understand about copy machines. We have 3 that I know of in the building. None of which are close to the Career Tech wing. They are old and frequently breakdown. Normally when I am about to start a new unit I go in early in order to make all the copies I need at once. Last time I did that only one of the three was working and there was a long line. That was also the day I had a meeting during planning AND lunch duty. I also used an NTI lesson plan to move along and not panic.

Akisa Hurst said...

Im glad someone else shares my pain! Thanks for the comment. At least I know the copy machines are never close to the Tech buildings....