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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?

Monday, September 22, 2014

What I Would Do Differently 9/15/2014 Chef Gar

I’m happy to report I had a great week teaching last week. That being said, there are always ways we can improve our teaching. This past week I learned I need to be more flexible and able to manage things that arise unexpectedly. I had a set lesson plan prepared for the entire week, however due to some administrative changes, SLOs testing, make-up testing and having to alternate between classrooms, my lesson plan was not able to be followed exactly how I expected. This has caused me to get a bit behind in my planned teaching. If I could do it over again, I would try to find out more information regarding various happenings around campus prior to the implementation of my lesson plans. This will allow me to better prepare and organize my lessons accordingly around the school’s activities. I will also endeavor to keep an open mind allowing flexibility in my planned teaching as things can always happen unexpectedly causing a last minute change to the schedule.

1 comment:

Alicia Brooks said...

Hey Chef

I feel your pain. When I started teaching this past Dec. I became frustrated just as you. Preparing lesson plan and excited about teaching a new skill or unit and then you get hit with last minute changes in the school day and it throws everything off. And yes it is hard to regroup. My method to that madness is okay and I keep it moving.