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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?

Sunday, October 28, 2012


Last year, being a part-time teacher I really didn't get a chance to become active in various organizations after school.  During our Healthcare PLC, we were discussing ways to get students more involved in HOSA.  I was familiar with HOSA, but never looked into it because of my schedule.  Needless to say, our school as a Chapter in place but the student participation is not so great.  I learned that HOSA has a competition section for Sports Medicine.  After discussing the competition with my students, I was able to get 15 of my Physical Medicine students to sign up for HOSA.  We are looking forward to competing at State this year for the first time.  I have learned that lack of knowledge can not only handicap me but also my students.  If I would have put more of an effort into the HOSA chapter at school, we could have competed last year.


Akisa Hurst said...

I have the same problem at my school. The other major factor is money, unfortunately the students would rather take $20 and buy junk food or a CD rather than participate in a school organization that has a lot to offer them. Membership at our school is a little less than %3 of the entire student body, so we know that there is work to be done.

Theresa Kuhn said...

I had that same problem last year as I entered half way through the school year. I had never heard of HOSA and stumbled about trying to get "it" going. This year I am in a different school with students from 3 different high schools. I had to start a new chapter and boy, what a job that was. I learned a lot about it along the way but have so much more to learn!!! I decided right away to get the students excited by incorporating it into a lesson plan, showing them a HOSA pep rally video and talking about my limited involvement as a Courtesy Clerk team at last spring's competition conference. I shared with them how much fun we had just being helpers. I still don't quite know all the "ins & outs" but will be going to our first leadership conference this coming week.
Money is an issue for our kiddos here too but I was able to get 33 to sign on. I hope to see you there or at least in the spring!! Should be fun!