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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, September 22, 2015

I think we have some excellent conversation going on, and I hope you will all read the final post and comment from last week. That post and comment leads me to this week's reflective question for you. "What was the situation that caused me the greatest anxiety or distress this past week - the kind of situation that I kept replaying in my mind as I was dropping off to sleep, or caused me to say to myself, I don't want to go through this again for a while?"

The situation I had this week that caused me to replay it over in my mind as I was dropping off to sleep was I received 2 write ups in the pass 2 months and both of them was for not summiting lesson plans when we all know I have at least 50 lesson plans during the summer to last me for some months. well to come to find out I was summiting them in the wrong drop box folder in Google the folder from last year and didn't know that there was a new folder for this year. Instead of someone asking me or giving me a warning , I just received a write up .I am still new and I am not receiving a lot of help here. The administrator just thinks I should know. I was going to send her an email to schedule a meeting. OH the second write up was from I was recently sick and out of school on an emergency, I had summited an emergency lesson plan at the beginning of the school year, an emergency sub lesson plan which I thought they were suppose to be used in case of an emergency. When I returned back to school, I returned to a write for not submitting lesson plans again which I gave to my department chair. I was so distressed, I actually wanted to quit until I thought of why I was actually at the school. Its for the kids and that is my main purpose.

I also agree with Tee, I do this every morning before I go into school. Knowing that I have a purpose and I am at the school for the students makes my work so rewarding and I am always grateful to even have the opportunity so whether my day is stressful which leads me to having anxiety if I have reached just one kid that day and encouraged and taught one student something new all of other obstacles will be okay. After all I love what I do and I am going to continue to persevere.

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