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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?

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Snow Days and Hats

The decision to close school on Tuesday was a little upsetting because nothing happened weather wise. I guess everyone was "snow shy" because of the previous disaster that caused students, administrators, and teachers to be stuck in school and parents to be stuck out on the roads. On the bright side of things, the time off has allowed me the opportunity to take off my teacher hat and put on my reading cap. I love to read and sadly I haven't had the opportunity since I started teaching. Over the past two days I read a 468 page novel. It was so nice to cuddle up on the couch with my dog and my fuzzy blanket and get lost in the pages. While the unscheduled time off from school brings its own set of issues, I put those worries aside and just READ. Today I am refreshed and ready to tackle lesson plans, blogs, and webpage assignments!


Mark said...

Hey Courtney,
Like you said in your post, it's good to just chill on the couch and enjoy whatever you love to do. Although I've caught up on school related assignments, I'm still procrastinating on grading papers which is sad because I have nothing to do! haha.

One thing I have to disagree with you on is I would rather the state be more safe than sorry. It snowed quite a bit in the area I was. I guess I feel differently because I was trapped in my car for 11 and a half hours so I'm like "Shut it down!" haha.

ChiroCourt said...

The Tuesday snow day was like you said, a better safe than sorry type of situation. I was stranded at a friend's place in downtown Atlanta for a day. Thank God I know people who live downtown or I would've been one of the people stuck in their cars for 12+ hours max. I really relaxed most of the break and ate way too much. Us teachers need to just relax on the couch every now and then.