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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?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

9/15/14 What I would change- Ruth

Each day of teaching is a learning experience for me. This week was no different. Each day I have to prepare for two preps, my first one is the nursing assistant class and it really takes a lot out of me. It's what I teach first and second block, and again third and fourth block. I have two other classes in the afternoon. This week I decided that I would use CTAERN and get a worksheet for my Essentials class. I did just that, pulled the worksheet, copied it and gave it to the class when they came in. This was my mistake, I didn't check it with the book that I have for my class. The questions started and I ended up staying " just leave that blank".  I felt like such a bad teacher, I really should have been better prepared for that class. If I could do that over I would. I would have compared the worksheet to the book we have and made sure that the students could find the answers in the book. I would change this if I could because my students deserve better.


Dr. J said...

I have done this type of thing myself. I have learned to always check. And being a new teacher you have so much to do that things like this can happen. Don't be too hard on yourself. This was a good learning experience. Thank you, Dr. J.

C Middlebrooks said...

I am guilty. I did exactly the same thing last year. I went to CTAERN a pulled a worksheet because I was just worn out. I didn’t check it to make sure that everything made sense and it was still current. I just gave it to the students. I was bombarded with several questions. I could have avoided this my at least looking at the worksheet before I printed it off. I felt really bad too, but I sucked it up and realized that everyone makes mistakes and it was not the worst thing in the world. I learned from it and moved on.