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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


"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?"

Well, I guess my week was happy!  In the same day I survived my  Administrative Assistant come into my class unannounced to observe me, then  a student had a fainting spell in my class and a “ SURPRISE” Fire Drill all right before  Dr. Montrois came to observe me!  I felt so off my “A” game it wasn’t even funny.  Dr. M and I had a GREAT talk afterwards and he gave me some great pointers and told me I was on track with things.  After that I was at school until 8:30 pm the Salon had a Fundraiser that night for students, staff and outside guests. Helped a Student color another student’s hair Blue…Can’t  have much more fun than that!   Long day….but I was HAPPY to have survived it!
Today, I had a student  tell me that I am the reason she comes to school, my class is her favorite and I had 3 students tell me today that they liked my hair, my eye shadow and that I looked very professional!  Again, made me feel HAPPY!
Next week I am on Fall Break.  I to will be attending the New Teacher Conference in Macon. So HAPPY!
Looking forward to it, just a small break to re-group and pick up some more tips, tricks and insights for the classroom.  HAPPY!

1 comment:

T Bean said...

Ms. O you are a wonderful person with a wonderful personality and where ever you go the students are going to learn from you and love you. Continue to let your light shine and show the genuine love and kindness that you always display and remember that you where sent to that school for a purpose greater than the both of us. No matter what may come God got you! You are VICTORIOUS! my friend have a awesome week talk to you soon!