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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, September 30, 2014

Week September 29" Open Mic"- Chris

I would like to share that on 09/30/2014 I was able to instruct the teachers of Marietta High School. At the end of this day the teachers were scheduled to attend the faculty meeting. This meeting was for the old and new teachers. the purpose of the meeting was to educate the faculty and staff on school active shooter and the procedures and guidelines. The principle allotted an hour for me to give the presentation. I showed the video "Run, Hide, Fight" and then instructed the faculty and staff through lecture and power point. I really enjoy teaching the topic of active shooter due to how common it is occurring and how tragic it can be. I presented this same presentation to the middle school and two days later they had a incident that required a school lock down. The administration and the teachers were prepared and followed the procedures to a tee. The way the school handle the incident made me very proud because hopefully what I taught them made a difference that day.

Chris Cannon

1 comment:

Erin Dale said...

I think that it is awesome that you had an opportunity to teach teachers. Teachers are often times known as the worst students and can sometimes be overly critical of one another during instruction. To me, this shows just how applicable teaching is in every career. You don't have to work as a full time educator to be a great teacher. Teaching can be utilized in every career and therefore knowing how to be an affective teacher is important. Even if you never teach high school, Chris, NTI has helped prepare you to be a leader in your career field. All great leaders must also be great teachers. :)