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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.
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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?

Friday, November 25, 2016

Oh Happy Day............

I have always known I would be destined to live a very wealthy and prosperous life, and my day has FINALLY arrived!!!! As excited as I am to embrace and embark on the next phase of my life, I would feel less than the extraordinary teacher I pride myself in being by neglecting to leave instructional tools, resources, and advice for my replacement.

Whom ever It May Concern:
Although I could write a book on all my many experienced adventures while working at DCHS, I will try to keep this short and inspiring.

I left a copy of my lesson plans for the remainder of the year. (I like planning ahead) Ms. Lee, the other Healthcare teacher on campus, can assist you with other instructional items and tools you may need.
I was afforded the opportunity to share in the lives of over 200 students from various walks of life, and backgrounds. Treat them as individuals, and meet them where they are! I will admit, they can sometimes be a handful, and test your patience. During those difficult times, remember to breath, focus your energy on positive things, and move forward.

Being a high school teacher has proven to be the most challenging, as well as one of great reward! If you can connect with, and positively influence at least one of them, you will have won! I genuinely love my kids, and I'm confident you will grow to love them too! I will visit them before this school year comes to an end, so be sure to let them know it won't take much for Vonquisha to make a final appearance! Lol

  One last piece of advice...Don't be afraid or ashamed to ask for help! I am one of the rare species left who still believes it takes a village.

Good Luck. God Speed. Go Get Um.......

1 comment:

CedHoward said...

I like your post. It was very professional and gave insight to your year thus far as the teacher. If I were the teacher replacing you I could only feel your joy and wish you the best!