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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 2, 2014

Open Mic, Candice

I am really enjoying my first year as a CTE teacher.  Instructing students in the field that I am so passionate about is very fulfilling.  I have come to realize that I need the students just as much as they need me.  This first year of teaching seems to continuously present challenges but every time I have a student that has overcome  one of the challenging tasks that I have presented to them I get inspired.  I am so very thankful to have had the opportunity to attend the New Teacher Institute this summer .  I felt that the boot camp ( as Dr. Burns referred to it as)  really helped me to keep up with the fast pace of the start of the school year.  I am looking forward to being able to get more creative in the classroom when things lighten up just a little.  There are some awesome veteran teachers in my environment that are very supportive and I am so thankful to them.  I look forward to many years as a CTE teacher.

1 comment:

C Middlebrooks said...

Yes, the “boot camp” really helped me as well. I found that implementing the strategies and practices that we learned can really make the classroom flow smoothly. Although there will always be challenges when working with students, its nice to have a go to guide when certain challenges arise.