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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, November 13, 2014

Question of the Week November 3

Question of the Week November 3:
Think about your teaching this past week and then answer the following question: "What was the event that most took me by surprise - an event where I saw or did something that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"

Week of November 3rd, that is a tough one because I got most of my surprises my first year of teaching.  And those surprises were based on what I thought education was and what education truly is.  I also believe that my definition of education will change depending on the following; Administration; Parents; the Student; and the actual placement of that student.  I guess is what continues to surprise me is that sometimes when you plan a lesson and its awesome on paper.  Then you put that lesson into action it just does not go to plan.  Then other time it goes exactly as planned and you and the student end up on the “Cloud Atlas.”  In short I have a lot of this moments but it hard to point just one for the week.

1 comment:

Adam Gravitt said...

Tim, I agree. For example, The first few weeks into the year I had to discuss cultural diversity. I created an awesome lesson plan and had a fun project to do. I love this topic and find it very interesting to explore and learn about different people and where they come from. When it came time to do it the first class did not really enjoy it so I gave it a whirl with the next on. Needless to say, The whole thing was a TRAIN WRECK to say the least. I will have to do something different next year I guess.