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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?

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Open Mic

Someone recently asked me whether I liked teaching or nursing better. To be honest, I can't say that I have taken much time to compare the two in regards to which I prefer since I have started teaching, so it took me a few seconds to give her a thoughtful answer. I love nursing, and after being a nurse for over 10 years now, it has become a part of who I am. By the same token, as I become more comfortable with my new role as a teacher, it has also become a part of me. I feel like being an HSE teacher has given me the best of both worlds. I will always love nursing and healthcare, and I can honestly say that I love teaching. Right now, teaching is my passion, and I have been blessed to have the opportunity to pursue my passion. I love the fact that I get to help young men and women develop into responsible young adults, and more specifically, young healthcare professionals.

1 comment:

DAB said...

Cassandra, I have also been asked that question and it's kind of a loaded one. One thing that I have come to understand is that nursing is reactive for the most part. You go to work, react to your patients needs, and go home. That's it. Teaching is very pro-active. Prepare, prepare, prepare...then go in and put it into action. Go home and prepare prepare prepare some more.