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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?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Quote-Beverly Sills- Ruth

As a CTE teacher this quote is very encouraging. It makes me feel that I am doing the right thing by trying. I work at a school in which a lot is expected of teachers. This may be the case everywhere, but I really don't understand it. It seems if there is a job to be done, someone says " the teacher can do it".  As a new teacher I often find this difficult.This quote makes me feel that it's not all about getting it right all the time, but it's about putting forth effort.  I may not succeed in every area this year, but maybe more areas next year.  After thinking about this quote I will try more and I will not beat myself up when I have a failure, instead I will find a way to learn and grow from my mistakes.  Ms. Sills' quote is also going to help me to have a different view on industry certification ( another to do). I am going to give it a good try , but I am not going to stress out. Starting this new career as a CTE teacher has really taken me out of my comfort zone, but it is very rewarding and I enjoy what I do.


Candice Rayner said...
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Candice Rayner said...

Teaching is truly rewarding. No day is ever dull or boring. There is always work to be done and we are going to get better and better. I'm glad to have the opportunity to experience this with others like yourself (New CTE teachers).