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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?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Nashville Bound

I got back this past Saturday from Athens, after having spent three days with my HOSA students at the State Leadership Conference. This is one of the things that I have really enjoyed doing with my students. It has been overwhelming at times and I wish I were more organized with the logistics of all of the activities, but inspite of my shortcomings, the students have excelled. It was really nice being outside of the classroom environment and instead of the role of teacher, I felt like more of a mentor or even a cheerleader. All the students who went had some kind of role to play and they were so serious about doing their job or competition well.  It really made me proud of them and for them. One of my teams placed third in state in the CPR/First Aid competition. This means that they get to compete at national HOSA. That trip is in Nashville this summer, and I get to go with them. Opryland here I come!

1 comment:

DAB said...

Sherri that is fantastic. That speaks volumes about what is happening with your program. You are so dedicated to your program and those students. You are committed so they are committed. You really model the behavior you expect back. I wish you and your WolfPack the best of luck in Nashville. (be sure to take a horse and carriage ride around town.)