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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?

Friday, October 10, 2014

Beverly Sills- You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try

What it means to be a CTAE teacher?

Coming from post secondary education, I understand the impact we have on the lives of our young generation. I have personally experienced those thankful for the investment you make into them because they either were not considered college material, came from a background where college was not even discussed or life simply got in the way  and or they support they needed was not available. So they move into the mentality of "i got to do something".  I have even encounter some that was just entering career programs just do they could receive some for of public assistance. I have had the pleasure of having the "turn it around" students, where they entered for one reason and left with a different attitude ready for the workforce. Being a CTAE teacher means I reach all students, not just the ones in some sort of financial , emotional or social crisis. Also I am able to in a since bring work to school with me and teach what I love .

1 comment:

Ruth Q said...

Hi Tennille,
I enjoyed reading your post. It made me think about all the joy that teaching brings. I feel that the pathway I teach which is nursing assistant, gives young students a unique opportunity. They have the chance to graduate career ready. I am able to showcase my skills for them and encourage them, and as you mentioned they are from all different walks of life. I am coming from the industry, but I was in the school system as a school nurse before. I am so glad that I am trying this and I hope I don't fail, but I will not be doomed because I am trying.