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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

"Something that shook me up"
The class was working on a group project and  everything seemed to be going great. All of a sudden someone screamed and I thought something terrible had happened while I was working with one of the groups.  My heart was pounding as I ran to see what happened and the student said, "someone stole my phone" with tears in her eyes.  I was relieved to find out that no one was hurt.  At first I was shocked that someone had stolen something out of our class but then reality set in and I realized it could have happened sooner.  First of all we have a no cell phone in class policy therefore I didn't think that administration would authorize a search.  Secondly four people had gone to the bathroom so the phone could have been far gone.  The whole situation shook me up and caused me to be very frustrated. Of course the phone never showed up and I guess the next time I wont be shocked.

1 comment:

cali b said...

That is interesting. The students are often overly animated. I have had that experience where a student screams and when you check out the reason why, it's nothing! I don't understand why they do that. Each time it unnerves me because I always think something terrible has happened. I don't think it's something you can avoid being surprised by.