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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?

Monday, November 10, 2014

Surprised and Unexpectedly Happy-Tawanna

As I begin my fourth week in the classroom, my To-Do-List is looking better. I promised myself that I was not going to get overwhelmed with things that need to get done. My storage room have been a dumping ground for everything. I committed to begin cleaning the storage room on Monday 11/10. I asked for volunteers to help clean but only a few students responded. This morning was the best day ever!!!! My students stepped up and helped me clean and organize my storage room. We still have a long way to go but it is looking very promising. The enthusiasm that was demonstrated this morning showed me they are just as excited and passionate about Health Care as I am. Kudos to my students!


Candice Rayner said...

I too had an exciting experience with my storage area/dispensary with my students. I kept looking in there and saying I must pull this room together but I couldn't figure out when I would have enough time to get it done. Well some of my students were very excited to find out exactly what was in our storage that related to class. I asked the students that are left in my class for about 15 minutes extra if any of them had good organizational skills and a couple said yes. I told them that I was asking because I would allow them to help me if they would use their skills to help get the dispensary organized. To my surprise they were excited. They worked fifteen minutes after the rest of the class was gone daily until the dispensary was well cleaned out and organized. I thank them continually and express to them how important is is for us to work together to keep it together. I'm glad you shared your experience with us.


Dr. J said...

Students will step up and help. And then, they take more ownership as well which is great. I hope you will continue to have students participate in these task. It helps all of you and also gives them workplace readiness skills.