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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?

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Right Now......

I will have to say at this present time in my life that I am probably going through the motions. I'm trying to plan a wedding, buy a house, teacher at a school with very little parent support, decide if I want children or not, and being a student in the NTI program.  There are so many days my phone dies from how busy it is or I am always on it. I guess I can say that right now there are days when I just stay at the gym for hours because its a big stress reliever , and I can really focus on one thing and its not so many thoughts going on my mind. I guess timing is just bad because you don't' know when you are going to fall inn love , and want to be able to plan you future with someone. Don't get me wrong I am very thankful, but just going through motions RIGHT NOW.......


James Holdsworth said...

Hang in there Joi, you're not the only one going through the motions right now! I have a lot going on in my personal life right now, but during the school day I put it all aside and tirelessly try to do my best. You can never plan the unexpected but that doesn't mean you have to let the unexpected defeat you. I can also relate on the lack of parental support. It seems like you can only get in contact with a parent once their child is failing a class or close to it. These are definitely trying times as we move into the Holiday season, but keep your head up and keep moving forward. Thanksgiving Break is right around the corner!

Mical St.Clair said...


I understand transitioning to a new school so late in the year was unexpected and stressful and being forced to pass the gace in a month and a half didn't help but I just pray through it and get it done. Not to mention this three year old that def keeps me on my toes but at the end of the day I am thankful for it all and wouldn't have it any other way. I gets better hang tough you got this