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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, October 8, 2013

Rome wasn't built in a day

Time and time again, as a teacher, I realize that I can not do it all by myself. This is going on my first full year as a teacher and it is clear that students are more of a help than I thought. So many of my students offer to help me with decorating, organizing and other small things that can turn into major projects if not completed. They saved me so much time. I formed a graphic design club and I've seen how my seniors have committed their time in participating after school and creating extra projects. I realized that most students want to offer their extra time and talents where it could be of a great help in the long run. Most projects take time and I realize that Rome wasn't built in a day. Together with the students, we continue to make progress together.

1 comment:

Mark said...

Hi Shirley,
I can definitely relate to your post. A lot of times I find myself wanting to do a lot of activities but in the end, I wear myself out. I have to realize that I can't do everything by myself. Just like you said, Rome wasn't built in one day or one person for that matter, so why should I try to do everything by myself when it's teaching related.
I had to learn quickly that I had to say no, otherwise I would wear myself out and I wouldn't be good to anyone. I have to learn that I have to take care of myself before anyone else!