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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, November 15, 2012

 I had 2 really great moments this week that took me aback.  One was that one of my Hcs2 students wanted to come to my Hcs1 class during his lunch to discuss CTSO upcoming events.  I offered to make the announcements but he insisted he did not mind rushing his lunch and coming down if I'd give him a pass. So I said fine but come 1/2 way through period so I could get lecture done.  Sure enough he came and made the announcements.  The remainder of the class we were doing a reviw activity for an assessment the next day. The student asked to stay. My brain was cooking.  " You can stay if you run the review..."  I explained the review technique I used.  He had to reach back into his brain from last years work, but he did it. That was when I had " a moment". The student became the teacher.  I just sat and watched the interaction. The HCS1 students were impressed with him.  He was impressed with how much they knew.  And I was impressed with all of them.  The other one was just before I left work. I have a roommate. ( have to share a classroom) she had come in during the last 10 minutes of my class. ( she travels to other classrooms assisting students as sees a lot of other teacher 's classes in action). We were in the middle of an activity.  Students were really having fun. I was monitoring and guiding them but also really having fun.  The bell rang,  they left and I plopped in my chair exhausted.  She turned to me and said, " You know, you are a really really good teacher. "


Sherri said...

I just KNEW you were a good teacher! YOU GO GIRL!! Don't let the one with her head on her desk tell you any different.

Theresa Kuhn said...

Now YOU know what WE already knew!
You are a great teacher and because you care- you reflect this as "teacher talent"! I am so proud to call you Friend and fellow teacher! Keep up the great work!