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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 4, 2014

Week 7-Teaching event-"Took me by surprise" Gina

  In thinking back and reflecting on this past weeks teaching, I smile.  I am picking a moment or two that made me "unexpectedly happy" and so very proud.  I have had the privilege in teaching some of the most delightful, brilliant and creative students in this last year.  Across the board, most of my students work hard at what they do.  A select few go that extra mile to make their projects perfect.  When those specific students get recognized-it makes it worth it to all of us.  Last week I had six students recognized and given awards for their hard work and projects they put a lot of work into.
  Earlier in the week, I had two students win an award of Best Overall Videographer.  They competed with half a dozen surrounding schools in a community project.  This was a huge recognition and we were so very proud of what they accomplished.  They knocked it out of the park in terms of effort.
  The next moment that made me "unexpectedly happy" was when I had the honor of escorting two of four of my students that were nominated for a very prestigious film award in New York City.  We were all ecstatic at the announcement, but when we actually arrived at the screening on Times Square-it made everything real.  There my students were on the "Big Screen" at the AMC Theater in Times Square in New York.  Their work that they created and their faces were there LIVE for all 2,000 plus attendees, judges, famous directors, actors and students to view.  They competed with 20 plus countries and over 40 states in a very harshly judged film competition.  I got chills when they appeared on screen.  So very proud moment for me as an educator!

1 comment:

sandra Fingall said...

Gina, I can only imagine the pride you felt. Congratulations to you. Their excellence represents their hard work and dedication but it also speaks highly of your commitment to this professional that we love so much. Congratulations to you and the students once again.
Dr. Fingall