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1. Only use your first name (no last names, addresses, IM screen names, etc.)
2. Show respect and consideration of others when posting and commenting. This includes individuals, students, organizations, political parties, colleagues, etc.
3. Check all posts for spelling and grammar errors before posting.
4. Protect the privacy of others. Gain permission from other people before you write about them. Avoid sharing someone else's last name. Use job titles or pseudonyms when writing about experiences with your co-workers or students.
5. Watch your language. Use politically correct and non-offensive language.
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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, November 5, 2014

This week's reflections - Jan

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?"
              The other day I overheard some of my student's talking. I did not intend to eaves drop, but they happened to be sitting in front of my desk. One of the girls that were in the conversation is new to the school, so I did not teach her last year. This young lady happens to have a tatoo and the group was discussing the fact. One of the other girls commented about the fact that we had a very long discussion about tatoos in my class last year while we were learning about the integumentary system. After learning about the layers of the skin, we started debating whether tatoos are considered art or mutilation. It was a lively and interesting debate. What made me smile was the fact that some of the facts brought up in the debate really made an impression on my student and that she remembered everything that we learned about the layers of the skin. I love it when that happens. When they show you that what you are doing really does sink in.

1 comment:

dwight colbert said...

As I stand at my door each morning attempting to be indifferent and welcoming to each and every student, I sometimes get frustrated as I hear vulgarity and see various forms of unacceptable attire. However, there are instances when in the right place and time, can get a boost in purpose fulfillment when engaging those same students. I've actually had one in particular go from sagging to wearing a belt, because according to him "He'll look professional like I do".