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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 15, 2015

Open Mic

Hello All!

I just want to say that I am excited to be a part of this group and have already learned a lot! Each one of you is an inspiration to me and drive me everyday to be the best that I can be!
I dont have anything really specific to talk about right now. Just kind of generalized comments about how I am enjoying this job very much and that each time I come to class I am learning and applying new things. I am on a constant drive to get better and better at this. And I can't lie...I have had SEVERAL instances where I have slapped myself in the forehead and gone "DOH!" and its just because of experience and learning all the ins and outs of this career. But I believe it will come. I am keeping a good record and journals, making note of things that work and a bigger note about things that don't and always remembering that no matter what, no matter the struggles, I will succeed and overcome all of the speed bumps in my road. I WILL get better at this and I will continue to grow and already feel more like a teacher than I did at the beginning!
So that being said, Thank you everyone for your help and patience, and for all of the tips and advice! Please keep them coming because I am absolutely listening!


SuperwomanII now said...

Please know that you are not alone. When I find out I have done something wrong/ or had not done it at all (lol) I am so brilliant (lol)

I am sure we have all had those moments. It seems like in spite of everything, we are really enjoying what we are doing. In the end, that is the most important part.

It will show itself in the work we do, in how we approach and treat the students, and in our the way we teach.

So lets keep the good times rolling!!

T Bean said...

Awesome! I am happy that you are getting great information that you can apply in your lessons plans and also in your classroom if there is anything that I can help you with please don't hesitate to ask me and welcome again to an awesome group of people who are instructed by an Awesome instructor! have a great weekend!