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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, September 14, 2016

Done Differently......

I am thrilled to have been labeled as one of the "coolest teachers at DC" by many students! However, with that also comes anxiety due to unannounced student visits, interrupted planning periods, and intentional unwelcomed hugs and kisses. So now you are probably thinking, "but that all sounds sweet Yvonne." And you could be correct until...........the moment one, or a few, of those admiring students gets you sick from their nasty germs! Per my visit this afternoon with Dr. Mercadel, I have Bronchitis, and have been instructed to be on bed rest for the remainder of the week. Therefore, had I been aware of the rapid spread of colds, and flus, and viruses going around my school, I would have definitely placed myself on Contact Isolation Precautions and shooed those hugs, and kisses away! Lol

1 comment:

James Holdsworth said...

I don't know if I am considered one of the "cool teachers" here, but I can definitely relate to the constant interruptions in class and planning, as well as the surprise visitors. Luckily I haven't gotten sick, but I am trying to eliminate some bad habits that were put in place before me. I keep the door locked and let my students know that if I catch them opening the door without my permission they owe me 20 push-ups. It actually has helped quite a bit, even though I only make the athletes do the push-ups.