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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?

Monday, February 17, 2014

Atlanta Snowmageddon 2014

While I'd like to keep working through Prosser's theorems, I think this is a good week to take a break and talk about "us." Please put on your "teacher hat" and your "favorite hat" to answer the following: How have the snow days and time away from school affected you? The snow days and time away from school has been positive from a relaxation point of view. I am mildly dreading our return to school for a few different reasons. Partly because the students act as though they have forgotten every classroom management technique that has been presented to them. It's always a battle the first few days back getting the students back on track. We have less time to prepare for the HOSA state leadership conference and the students are worried. We haven't had much time to fundraise and to prepare the students for competition. I have caught up on a lot of school work for myself and paperwork for both of my positions. Getting back into the swing of things will be difficult but I'm optimistic we can handle it.

1 comment:

Terry said...

I am right there with you on the concern for how the students will be acting on those first few days back. It takes us weeks to get norms established in our classes as far as effort and expectation, but, it only takes a day or two off for those traits to disappear. I know the first day back will be recap/review just to get their minds back into school mode and then after that we will be in fast-forward mode for a little while. I am fully prepared to takes a large step back before we move ahead later.