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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?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thank you

Well the State compliance review people came out. I learned that they are normal people. There was a man and a lady that came in my room. I did get a chance to talk to them and was scared to death. I hate when I think I might be put on the spot but, that did not happen. I of coarse let them know up front I was new, hoping they would go easy on me. They are there to help not stab us in the back. I had run ideas by them that I was thinking about. They made suggestion to make them better or let me know it was good and had worked. The man was from the school I graduated from. I ask him about my cosmetology teacher and how I wish I would have listen to her and not waited to become a teacher. He is suppose to try and find out where she is, if she is still alive, and let me know. My students get upset with me because I will not let them loose in the lab. I tell them “one day you will thank me”. Their response is that is what you keep telling us. How I hope I get the opportunity to tell my teacher thank you!!

I did have a student come in on Tuesday, which was in my class last year. One of the students that hated the class last year. Well, she said, “I cannot believe I dropped this class. I was told that you are teaching them and making them learn. I wish I would have stayed now”. My student may complain that they have to do it my way but it sounds like they really deep down appreciate it. For now that is close enough to thank you J

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