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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?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

"Of everything I did this week in my teaching, what would I do differently if I had the chance to do it again, and why?"

This week has been really somber besides the visit from Dr. Montrois who gave me a lot of great pointers after he sat in my class.  Unfortunately right before he arrived as some of you may have seen on the news, one of our students as South Cobb was hit by a car crossing Austell rd. I did not have the pleasure of meeting or teaching this student but this morning Isiaiah Dean past away.  I guess what I would do differently is  be more prepared to address students in time of crisis and need when tragedy strikes in any form.   We live in a dangerous world be aware that at any time something fatal can happen.  Though I think handled it ok,  I just felt like there was more opportunity for dialogue that I let go by the way side rather speak to my students about it.  There were counselors on site to help that we allowed the students to speak to but just for me personally I wish I was a little more prepared.


Healthcare Science said...

I am so very sorry to hear about the student at your school. My prayers go out to the student's family and friends of the students. I can not imagine what the school is going through. I do not think we can ever really be prepared on what to say in a situation like that. I am sure you said exactly the right things. The students are lucky to have a teacher who cares and wants to be there for the students.

toothpik said...

Such a tragic situation! You ALL have my deepest sympathy and utmost condolences.