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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?

Monday, January 21, 2013

Professional Growth and Improvement as a Teacher...

As a teacher, we are constantly seeking ways to improve in our profession. With all the paperwork, administrative changes,learning new technology, meetings, student behavior issues we sometimes need a minute to reflect on all of this. Our most important goal is to teach students to become successful adults who can compete globally in the 21st century. Sometimes I find myself doing too much, without allowing myself to seek help from anyone. I assume a lot of duties and responsibilities that I know will take up a lot of my time.

This semester, one area I can improve in as a teacher is to prioritize my responsibilities and become better organized. I will continue to take on various leadership roles throughout my school building, but enlist the help of others if the task becomes overwhelming. I had to realize their is nothing wrong with seeking advice from others that have walked in my role or position which can greatly impact your stress level.

Also, I plan on having a master calendar near my desk. This will help me to organize my daily schedule of events and stay abreast to what is going on from day to day. I am going to call it "Calendar at a Glance".

1 comment:

Sivad Couture said...

I couldn't agree with you more. I take those same attributes and apply them to my business. I often read, in order for your business to be successful, you have to work on it and not in it. That statement is so true. When I take on an assignment now, I treat it as if it were a business. In order for that class day to be successful, I seek the help of others to make the day run smoothly. In my case, this would call for classroom managers, time keepers, and other things that require fiduciary responsibilities that I myself don't have to physically do, but my day has still been successful. So I totally understand where you're coming from. "It takes a village" definitely has true meaning behind it.