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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?

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

5th Period

Please answer the following question after careful reflection: Of everything I did this week in my teaching, what would I do differently if I had the chance to do it again? And, why? Of everything I did this week in teaching I would definitely make sure I am completely prepared for my 5th period class. I was given this class the day before the students came back to school. There was no pre-planning for the course on my part so I felt like I was chasing myself to catch up. There have been times when I was thinking of activities right on spot for that particular class. Towards the end of this past week I finally caught up with myself so-to-speak, with preparation and planning. I don't operate well when presenting information when I'm not prepared. I want to make it my number one goal this school year to be as prepared as I can be within my control for every class. I know there are things I won't be able to control and I'm not concerned about those. I want to make sure my "i's" are dotted and my "t's" are crossed for myself.


Shirley said...

I agree. There's nothing worse than just swinging by a lesson in hopes the students will get engage, follow through and not realize you're not prepared. Been there and that too is my ultimate goal to always be prepared and be ahead.

cortney rae said...

Must be the curse of 5th period. That is my most rowdy bunch of students. Maybe it is because they are hungry and haven't had lunch yet!