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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, April 4, 2013

" Delta or Airtran"

If I won the lottery it will be a true blessing. I would definetly prepare myself and family for this wonderful journey that we are about to experience together. It will probably seem like a dream in the beginning, but I am positive that I will awake from it when the check hit Wells Fargo.

But wait, what about my Towers students and the replacement teacher? My advice to my replacement teacher is to establish an environment in the very beginning that is conducive for learning. Also make sure you cover the rules and procedures as often as it warrants. Additionally, my advice to the replacement teacher is to make the learning environment fun and a place where students loves to come.

Finally, my advice to my replacement teacher is to continue to encourage students to do their personal best. When a teacher can relate well with  student's the entire atmosphere changes and learning becomes engaging. Most importantly, I would tell my replacement teacher to tell all of my students that Mr. Atchison love all of them and continue to strive for excellence in all you do and I will see you soon!

1 comment:

huffypicks said...

I agree that winning to lottery would be a blessing that would change my life and the people around me as well. I think that your advise to your replacement was great. It is very important to encouraging students daily because you might be the only positive comment they get. I like the advise about laying ground rules and this goes for every student.