Rules For Posting To This Blog and Weekly Blog Question

1. Only use your first name (no last names, addresses, IM screen names, etc.)
2. Show respect and consideration of others when posting and commenting. This includes individuals, students, organizations, political parties, colleagues, etc.
3. Check all posts for spelling and grammar errors before posting.
4. Protect the privacy of others. Gain permission from other people before you write about them. Avoid sharing someone else's last name. Use job titles or pseudonyms when writing about experiences with your co-workers or students.
5. Watch your language. Use politically correct and non-offensive language.
6. Make sure you write about things that are factual.
7. Keep your postings education-oriented. Avoid discussing plans for the weekend, etc.

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, March 25, 2014

A Positive Free Style about teaching

It seems so easy, when given the chance, to speak out negatively, so I would like to speak this week in a positive manner generally about a career as a teacher. This job has been like no other before it. I have had so many new experiences that I would have never gotten anywhere else. Not every one of them has necessarily been a pleasant one, but they all have created a level of growth and knowledge that where little or none existed prior. I have always enjoyed leaning, I love exploring and discovering new things and this is really a great field for doing so. Being a teacher allows you to experiment with social behaviors and with what does and doesn't work in the classroom. It also allows time to learn perspectives of younger generations and different mind sets. The other learning side of this career, is the subject matter. The subject I teach is so broad that there are so many places of exploration to delve into. It would be relatively impossible for an individual to be an expert in, machine tool, robotics, welding, engineering, chemistry, electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics, AC and DC theory, programming, and so on. With that said, I have years of knowledge to absorb, and nothing but incentive to do so, in a comfortable, conducive atmosphere. What better way to spend a day, spreading knowledge, learning, and infecting others with the passion to move forward in life. I do believe that I love this job.

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