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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?

Sunday, April 27, 2014

What I have learned so far...

I remember my first day of school and that very first talk I had with my second period class. It was an amazing feeling to know I would be leading these young minds through an exciting journey. Little did they know that it would be an exciting journey for them and for me as well.

I have learned so much this past year. I am excited about where my journey will go from here. I have learned that every student learns differently and they are all at different levels. I have learned that each one of my students come from different backgrounds and different walks of life. I have also learned that my life experiences, my delivery of the content, and how I can connect with each one on their own level.

Most of all I have learned that I love my job. I absolutely love being a teacher. I know this is only my first year but it is my hope that I can only get better from here. I want to look back ten years from know and be able to measure just how much I have improved.

Mr. H

1 comment:

LRS said...

I think this is beautifully stated. Our students are often times teaching us just as much if not more than we are teaching them. This is a journey we take together. Each day as we get better and better as a teacher we're making memories for us and those students who we love so much. I had a senior come to me today crying about how happy and sad she was to be graduated and I felt blessed to be the one she chose to come to and express her feelings. Teaching can be so tough but so rewarding as well. It feels great to be almost done with that first year doesn't it? It was my greets t accomplishment. :) Keep up the good work!