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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 29, 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?"

It was a couple of events that took me by surprise and made me very proud and happy! I had a student that was doing extremely bad and just off track last year do a complete turn around he is making all a's and b's and won Mr. Cosmetology for home coming week. It shocked our principal and she said she was very proud of the student and the students grandmother came to me and said thanks for being a great roll model and pushing her grandson to do better. I drove my car in the homecoming parade while Mr.. and Miss cosmetology homecoming queen and king rode in car waiving and smiling. It may seem small to some but for that kid it was a big thing and was happy to be apart of the occasion.


toothpik said...

AWESOME!! We celebrated homecoming week last week, too. It was like a "blast from the past". LOL! I'm so happy you are impacted the young people within your community> Keep it up!!

SuperwomanII now said...

I know just how moving that can be to see a change in a student for the better. It is worth more than the paycheck that we receive. One of the reasons I left corporate is that I did not feel fulfilled enough by the work I did. I did not feel as though I could postively impact enough lives.

I am so happy for you. I wish many more of these days for us all.

In teaching, it is a struggle for the student as well as the teacher. The student is tasked with trying to meet and exceed the standard. The teacher is tasked with challenging the student with rigorous material to adequately prepare the students for college or the work environment.

4th District said...

Awsome!! Making a difference is what its all about! So keep the good news coming as I am living vicariously through my NTI classmates adventures in teaching and accomplishments!! love, LOVE LOVE good news!