Rules For Posting To This Blog and Weekly Blog Question

1. Only use your first name (no last names, addresses, IM screen names, etc.)
2. Show respect and consideration of others when posting and commenting. This includes individuals, students, organizations, political parties, colleagues, etc.
3. Check all posts for spelling and grammar errors before posting.
4. Protect the privacy of others. Gain permission from other people before you write about them. Avoid sharing someone else's last name. Use job titles or pseudonyms when writing about experiences with your co-workers or students.
5. Watch your language. Use politically correct and non-offensive language.
6. Make sure you write about things that are factual.
7. Keep your postings education-oriented. Avoid discussing plans for the weekend, etc.

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 30, 2016

$725 Million Lottery Winner is a Teacher

I am sure you know who I am with all of the media coverage but just in case you haven't seen the news my name is Professor Cook.  I was a teacher that almost completed my time with Dr. Burns in NTI but after winning 725 Million Dollars in the Alabama lottery I decided to make myself a Professor.  No, there is no degree to attach to that name but who is going to tell me I'm not a Professor now?  Anyway, I am here to give you my key to my class and lab and have left a list of instructions on equipment, lab info, and some of my students but I want to leave you with one piece of advice now.
Take this key and use it for more than just to open the doors.  Each door has the same key but it opens up so many different aspects of the class and opportunities.  Use it as such.  Use it to open the kids minds, use it to open their imagination, use it to open your heart when one of them is having a personal issue, use it to send them out with cameras so that they can capture the world.  I know you will succeed because I can see the excitement that you already have but there is a second part to this one piece of advice I have given about this key... Don't use it to lock anything! Let their lives flow thru you and their drive be an extension of what you pour into them.  This key holds their future in the video pathway so use it wisely.

No comments: