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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, October 1, 2015

I hope everyone was able to catch up last week on the blog! Here is our new reflective question: "In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

Last week, several of my students approached me and said, "Thank you for being the teacher that cares!" That was one of the proudest moments throughout my career. I felt like I had done what I am here to do as an educator. I think what made me even more proud was the fact that the students did not like me in the beginning. They gave me the hardest time when I started last school year. I just feel good in knowing that I am making an impact in a few students lives thus far.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I truly believe that you are in the right place SD. I think that your students were lacking structure and that is the hardest thing to do is be strong and stick to our morals and values and structure for these kids. Once they see that you are doing it for the good and to help them they will come around. Maybe, not all of them. but...if you connect to the majority of them. You will have accomplished something wonderful for you and for them. Keep up the good work and stay strong and each week you will have more and more Thanking you for caring ;)