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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

Well, well, well. I must say that I enjoy my new career as a CTE teacher. I never imagined being a this type of role during my career. Coming from the industry to the classroom has been a difficult, but rewarding transition. All the acronyms, as well as lesson planning, is definitely new to me. I thought investigating a homicide was challenging at times, but this teaching is a daily challenge. In saying all of that, I must also say that I am extremely happy about my decision to change careers. Nothing excites me more than hearing how much the students enjoy my class. This has been very rewarding and NTI has help my transition become a lot easier.

1 comment:

toothpik said...

Oh how I couldn't AGREE with you more! My friends say it gets easier and I'm thinking in about 3 years, I'll have my lesson plans in order for an entire career pathway. It is an exciting and rewarding yet hard and grueling (at times) career. However, I've approached my decision to make the career change as a new challenge/endeavor and I truly believe it will benefit my family and I as well as many others (students) in the future. Keep up the GREAT work and remain positive...I believe we are simply in the beginning stages of the "rainbow".