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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?

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Blog Post September 24

"What was the event this past week 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?"

This week has been a great week for me. The reason being is that my school system is on fall break. This week has been a wonderful week to relax and take a break from work. This has been the first week since school has started that I have actually had free time that did not just revolve around school and school work. In regards to the blog question I did get good news before we were dismissed for fall break. I found out that I got approval to go to the New Teacher Conference in Macon Georgia. I am honestly excited about going and learning new techniques to try in the classroom. I really feel like I will benefit from this conference.  I hope to learn better classroom management skills. I feel like I really need help in this area. I also hope to learn how to better lesson plan. Lastly, I hope to find new resources to use. I have a really difficult time making engaging lesson plans for my third level class, so I hope to find some new resources. 

1 comment:

T Watts said...

Building curriculum is very difficult. I have basically tried building mine from scratch and it is very time consuming.

But I think I am in a pretty good place at the moment. I have so much more to use now than I once had, but I am nowhere near where I want to be.

Good luck... Building your class is very hard, but the reward is so great, I think.