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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, April 1, 2014

Inspirational Posts

I can definitely relate to Dale Carnegie's most out of the two quotes. "Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success." When you are discouraged about something that you are passionate about or love and it is not working out, I honestly believe that is when you find out what type of person you are. I believe that in life, the best lessons a person can experience is under adversity. How are you going to respond, what is your attitude going to be like, will you give up easily? Those are the types of feelings a person will have when failure happens and when they are discouraged. Over a period of time and life experience, a lot of feelings of disappointment and self-doubt won't be as prevalent if you learn to take that experience as a learning tool and to not sit in your own self-pity. The second quote is also a good quote because it talks about the people who haven't gone through much adversity. I believe this applies more to the person who didn't have to work as hard to get to the top because I believe that if someone sacrificed everything they had and struggled for their entire lifetime to get to where they wanted to be, so I don't believe that success is a lousy teacher. I believe that success is a great teacher if the person worked for whatever they want because I believe they would've experienced disappointments and struggles to get to where they had to. I don't necessarily agree with this quote.

1 comment:

cortney rae said...

Like you, I believe the second quote has truth but I relate more to the first. It all depends on what type of personality you have as to whether or not you can pull your self up by the boot straps and make something good out of something bad. I am type A so that affords me the inner desire to make things work!!