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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

Beverly Sills Quote - Chris C.

"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try."

I really do not have much to write about this week. I did help Officer Gravitt with his classes this week by bring in my SWAT and Sniper gear and teaching the students about that side of Policing. As I was instructing the class I could not  help but remember when I first tried out for the team and questioned if I could do it. Getting on the team and being a Sniper was difficult and very stressful. I can relate this feeling to what it is like starting a career as a teacher. I don't have the stress factors being a sub that Officer Gravitt and the other teachers have, but I still understand. I know when I fail at anything in life it upsets me, but I agree with this quote that if you don't try it is trajic and you are left with a what if feeling.

Officer C.Cannon

1 comment:

Gina Gailey said...

How true it is! I also believe that when we share our failures with the students and our kids, they see that we were once like them. They are relating their lives to ours in so many ways, and we may not even realize that. I think it is fascinating to hear about stories like yours. I also love the fact that you are willing to share those stories with the students. You are not only a role model, but someone that the kids can strive to be like. They want to see where you came from and how it developed you to what you are now. You are no doubt an inspiration to many!