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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?

Friday, September 7, 2012

Inspired By the Young!

One thing that happened for me last week was a visit from a student who completed the Graphic Design Pathway. She is still very active in the Graphic Arts Club and is currently the president. The first thing she asked me about was getting busy with live graphics work, for the school, and raising money for the club. When I told her that we had a few inquiries from the administration about producing various items, she turned to me and said, "I'll take them!" Even though this student is no longer in my class, she still has an interest in design and improving her skills. When I look at her drive and ability, there is no doubt in my mind that seeing this child's proactive attitude makes me see that this is what teaching is all about. Watching young people go from learners to leaders is an exhilarating experience. Knowing that I was a part of molding her professionalism and job ethic gives me hope about the workforce that we are preparing for the future. It's also comforting to know that young people can see their potential in, these types of events, and it becomes infectious.

1 comment:

Cassandra M said...

Coy, it is indeed great to see young people go from learners to leaders. Keep on inspiring!