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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?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Question of the week September 22-What was the moment this past week when you felt most connected, engaged, or affirmed as a teacher - the moment when you said to yourself, "This is what being a teacher is really all about"? Candice

Last week I broke the students up into groups to do a demonstration.  Each group had an assignment to do until it was their turn to watch the demonstration.  The students were acting very interested which motivated me while I was teaching.  I was paying attention to other groups while I was teaching my individual group.  The students were behaving well and were flowing smoothly. Then I thought to myself, "I like when I feel that I'm managing my class well", and I looked up and noticed that my assistant principal was observing me.  When I noticed that he was there he stood up with his clipboard in his hand and gave me a big smile and walked out.  I am very interested to read the feedback that should be included in my observation.  I felt that the principal was able to see me engaging with my students and it was very genuine because I didn't know he was there.  I felt affirmed as a teacher when he gave me a big smile.


Kim Nix said...

This is great! So good to see a smile from admin! I can relate to you with you on the part that you feel you're managing your class well. There are some days I feel that I have completely failed at getting though and it was a disaster. NTI strategies really work and I strive for keeping them in place everyday because they help with me management. It's great to see that you are enjoying your class. I am sure you had some positive feedback from your observation.

Dr. J said...

I am happy for your success! I know you work very hard to do a good job and implement best practices. It's so nice when things click like this :)

Adam Gravitt said...

Great Job!!! After reading your post I too can relate to that. I had the same thing happen. After the principal left, I thanks my class for being very attentive and interested in my lesson. They all laughed and said " We got you OG" I guess they saw him walk in while I was not paying attention. Good luck and congratulations.