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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, January 21, 2014

Hang in there!

If a new CTE Teacher moved across the hall from me prior to taking any CTE courses, I would advise him to flow with the knowledge they currently obtain and be patient with the students. As we all should have high expectations when instructing our students, in most cases, not all students are receptive to what we have to offer. I would help the CTE teacher realize that it takes some time to build trust and confidence in students. Teaching is a whole new world versus working at a job each day. Not to mention the additional paper work that never ends, parent conferences and all other accountabilities. Nevertheless, I would consistently assure the CTE teacher to not be hard on themselves and with due diligence and time, things would begin to flow a little easier. In most cases, some teachers would not make it long enough to even consider taking CTE classes but in the long run it would all be worth it to hang in there.

1 comment:

TSS said...

That is truly good advice. New teachers come in and it’s a very different culture. In many areas they are held to the same accountability as a teacher whose being teaching for several years. Being new myself, I can attest as I’m sure we all can that it can be very overwhelming. I do believe encouraging your neighbor will definitely benefit. I have personally seen new CTE teachers come and go because of the lack of support they receive. Some teachers weren’t even aware that additional classes are needed.