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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, October 9, 2014

10/6 Chef Elissa

Question of the Week October 6:
 "You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try."
In my meeting with my admin this week they asked me do you feel pressured. I said yes! They said by who and my res ponce was "ME." This is so true as a perfectionist I wear myself thin trying to finish Everything on my to do list. I need to often step back and remember that I do teach 190 students, I do try to cook everyday, but I am HUMAN! I need sleep, I need social interaction, I need family time. I do try my hardest at everything I do and I always feel I can do better. I am not the teacher nor the person to just make it by...I never have been. It is very hard for me when things are "out of my control" I tend not to believe that often... I can do it and I will. Lately I have been trying to back off of that because I know when I become a mother in February MANY things I will not be able to control. I just put in for my last day at school to be February 6th and I am due February 7th. I will make it through my last week of school.......right..... Determination is one thing, and knowing yourself is another. I can do all things I put my mind to but will I loose my mind while doing it ha. I feel like an octopus with many hands in different things being pulled in too many directions.

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