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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?

Saturday, January 19, 2013

What Do I Want to Improve Most........

As a relatively new teacher, I feel that I am constantly second guessing myself because I do not have the "years" of experience that other teachers have. I look at the veteran teachers and they seem to know all of the the ins and outs of the system from knowing who to call in the IT department to knowing which report to pull for a staff meeting. I am still learning how to use the Promethean board correct, so I am very behind on the "politics" or the who to know.  That being said, I would most like to improve my overall time management. I feel that the overwhelming tasks of grading, assessments, staff meetings, HOSA meetings, tutorials, and all the other "business" aspects of teaching often leave me unprepared for instruction. I would like to be prepared to give more to my students when I am in front of them instead of wondering when I am going to have time to get all the business done. I will get it right one day, but right now its hard.


Michelle Pruitt said...

Akisa, I knew that you would be the first to post because YOU ROCK :)
I agree with you one hundred percent. I see and hear teachers around me and it sounds like they have it all together. This is not just the experienced teachers either. I ask myself sometimes, how in the world do they remember all the things they do.
You are good and will get there.

Chef Tiffany said...

I am with you on this. I am reminded daily of how inexperienced I am as a teacher. When I look back though, we can say we are better than we used to be but if you agree with me, we are not near what we should be. However, we are so much better prepared than so many teachers, I am confident that with the tools we have been introduced to and strategies we have been learning, we are over the hump of our foundational training. I think this coming summer will be my most productive in regard to planning. With that, I will have more time for the 'business' of time management with what our systems require. It is hard, but we will get it day (very soon). Just remember, it's a growing way. (Great post!)