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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, November 4, 2015

"What is the most important thing I have learned about teaching and learning?"

The most important thing I have learned about teaching and learning is that is must be a passion. I always thought teaching was easy and could be easily mastered. Boy, was I wrong! There is an art to this profession and one must possess the desire to teach and learn. I thought was just going to roll in and perfect this thing and it didn't happen like that. I am very knowledgeable of the pathway, but it is not that simple. The good thing is that this is what I want to do and I have the passion of seeing young adults be successful and learn. I am also learning at the same time as teaching and it has helped me become better by the day. I have the desire to be an impact on every student I come in contact with, whether they are in my class or not. I have learned that teaching is not for everyone and those that do not have the passion for this profession should find something else to do. Our kids don't deserve to suffer!!

1 comment:

Ms. G said...

I couldn't agree with you more SD Curry! It is the same for policing, as you know. It MUST be something that you are passionate about. I believe that the teacher who taught this class before me lost her passion for education. I know this because she regularly allowed the students to just watch TV shows and never worried about teaching the students personal responsibility. I hope that I never lose my passion for education!