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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?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Open Mic Post

Last night I was able to participate in my first 8th Grade Parent night at the high school. Needless to say it was a great experience to see so many parents, future students, but most of all community members. This was especially unique to me because I got to see how all the different programs offered at the high school are represented.

There were several booths out and displaying highlights and articles/ some project-based items. This gave the teachers of different clubs, sports, and organizations to showcase their programs to appeal to next year’s upcoming freshman class.

The best part of this night was that I got to participate in representing SkillsUSA with our Special Education for CTAE liaison. It was a great experience and very informative to both myself and several parents/students. Explaining the many successes of this organization was an occurrence I soon won’t forget.

Mr. H

1 comment:

cortney rae said...

I am glad your preview night was a great success and you were able to get out of your class to see the work of those around you. I guess we are both the same in that we are so busy with our own programs we don't have much time to see what's happening in others. On another note, it is exciting to see the fresh young faces checking out the possibilities of their future education. I am sure you were a hit with the up and comings.