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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, September 8, 2013

The Dilemma Of Time

Oh my word!  If there were only enough time in the day to get it all done.  My question for everyone is:
Being a new teacher, how have you figured out how to get it all done?

I still cannot figure out how to do it and I will take any and all suggestions!  Toward the end of the summer, we were approved for a part time person to be hired to help me in the classroom and with my after school coverage of sports.  This was amazing news, however, we still haven't found anyone to take the position.  Since all of our programs are dependant on the amount of students interested, I know that the various substitutes "babysitting" my classes are not going to help keep students interested.  My personal class schedule is 1st & 2nd - period with Intro A, 3rd & 4th - treatment in the athletic training room for athletes, 5th - Principles of Physical Medicine A and Concepts of Physical Medicine A, 6th - Prep, 7th - Applications of Therapeutic Services.  The New Teacher's class schedule is suppose to be 5th - treatment in the athletic training room for athletes, 6th - Intro A, and 7th - Intro B.  Since the new teacher is not in yet, I'm teaching their 6th period class (while the substitute is in the room) and have tried getting lesson plans ready for the many substitutes for the 7th period Intro B class, but it seems impossible because they are constantly switching.  I've had to neglect the athletic training room during some lunch periods because I know the classroom portion of my job is most important, however, I was specifically found for this job because I am an athletic trainer that was needed for the lunch and after school coverage.  I know many teachers stay after school to get some work done, but I am out at practice, getting ready for games, or in class with all of you on Tuesdays.  WHAT DO I DO?


Jonathan Thomas said...

Theresa,I feel your pain. As a coach it is extremely difficult to get it all done, especially while you are in-season. I find myself working on assignments and planning well into the evening, since I don't get home until 7:00-8:00. If you get it figured out, let me know. Best of luck to you.

Theresa Hoinsky said...

I was offered a suggestion this week to get with a noted teacher in the same subject area and ask for their lesson plans to get me through for the time being. It is the best suggestion I have heard yet, so I am sharing that with you! Hopefully it helps :)