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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?

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Most like- Ruth

Hello all, I feel that this first half of the school year has flown by. As a first year teacher I can truly say what I like most about being a CTE teacher is being a role model for my profession. I feel that even at the high school level, I am helping to mold the future of Healthcare workers. This week was our first week of clinical rotation and I feel so proud of my students. With my pathway we work in a nursing home for at least 24 hours. I think these teenagers are doing a great job. They act professional and mature and I can actually see that learning has taken place. What I like least about being a teacher is the constant meetings and the constant other things I am always having to do that is not teaching the students. At least twice a week we have a meeting during planning. To add to those we have CTE meetings once a month ( local and system wide). It just seems as if teachers are treated like students instead of  adults and that's something I have to get used to.

1 comment:

Candice Rayner said...

Ruth I agree with you so much about what you like least. All of the meetings and paperwork and computer work all seem to suck up all of the tme we need to be planning for class or preparig for class. I know that we must be accountable as well but some times it seems so overboard. Like you said it seems like we are the students sometimes