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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?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Question of the Week September 22:

Well this week I came down with Bronchitis and my son was sick with the “Foot Month” virus.  These factors cause me too be out of the classroom this week.  I believe myself to be a determined individual and when I commit to something I do it, so I never commit too being sick.  Monday I went to the school to drop off work for my students and ended getting into a war with the copy machine.   After the forty-five minute copy machine war, I made to my classroom with my son and dropped off work too my students.  My students saw my son for the first time and they said, “Chef he looks just like you,” which is true.  So moment I felt that, “this is what being a teacher is really all about,” is when I completed all these tasks and explained in detailed what I needed from my students and the expectation.


Dr. J said...

Oh no! Another "little" Chef St.Clair. What a wonderful post for us to read.

C Middlebrooks said...

The copy machine always puts up a fight when we are rushing and we just need compliance. It is so wonderful when your students are happy and excited to see your family. They connect with us on a professional level daily; I think it is refreshing to them to see us with our children. It lets them know that we are human too.