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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?

Sunday, November 30, 2014

discuss briefly what you like most about being a CTE teacher and what you like least

Being in a position to help shape the future of others is very powerful.  I find teaching to be rewarding and challenging, rewarding in helping young people to achieve or at least see their potential, challenging because you can't help all of them.  Being a CTAE teacher affords one the opportunity to teach what you have mastered in that your past career experience serves as a trusted blueprint for achievement.  It is exciting to pass on that knowledge to young people who are eager to learn it, and that facet of teaching is what I like most.  What I like least about teaching is that it can become frustrating when the information can't be received by the students at the pace or in manner that I feel comfortable with.  It is very challenging for me to "slow down" and "spoon-feed" information that I already have mastered, but being able to do that in a way in which students can learn it, truly constitutes what being a teacher is all about.  So I know it is a challenge I must rise to.

1 comment:

Adam Gravitt said...

Dwight, I'm going to try this again. The first time it deleted my comment so this second will be a little shorter. :) I too find it very rewarding to reach a student and help them reach their goal. In regards to "spoon feeding" these kids I find this very exhausting. Coming from the field where it is expected you get it and if you don't you get sent packing, the kids expect to get a hundred chances. I find it very difficult to hold the hands of the ones who don't care. Keep plugging along and don't give up.