Wednesday, August 10, 2011

August 8, 2011

In the home stretch,  I guess that I am winning by a nose. This has been such an informative and helpful class going forward with my education.  I am so glad that I got to be a part of a group of indiviuals who are not only dedicated to their own education but to the learning of the others within the group.  I know that this was a tought class for many of us since it is the summer and so many of us had so many other commitments.  I have to say that this group was not only professional but also welcoming and supportive.  I hope that I have an opportunity to be in class with many of you again. 

Monday, August 8, 2011

July 27th 2011

Another day, another class.  I found this week to be a little frustrating between the closure slide and the orientation slide.  This is one time that I really felt like I needed to have visual design before I can create what I see in my mind.  I would like to be able to create what I think that is possible in my mind.  At least I know that I will be able to do that soon.
I will say that I am very fortunate to have such supportive and good classmates.  Everyone in class has done such a great job and have raised the bar so that makes me want to be better.

Monday, July 25, 2011

I'm Ready.....

This class has been such a great experience in so many ways.  First of all I love the fact that I was in NY last week and was able to participate in class, secondly I really appreciate that everyone strives to create better material every week.  There is something to be said for raising the bar with your peers.  It is the desire to create better material because not only were you challenged to but you were inspired.
It's going to be a long road but it's better with you guys!

I remember being so afraid of staying home and using Wimba in my last class because I really felt that I would miss something because so many people actually went to class.  This class has been a great example of what a virtual classroom should be.  I think the best part is that we don't know each other (well most of us don 't) yet we are open and honest and share about our lives and experiences with each other knowing that it will impact how we view the topics.  I really appreciate the different views.  Great job tonight.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

July 17th 2011

Home from vacation and what a vacation it was.  My entire family including aunts and uncles and cousins from my fathers side of the family all converged in Ocean City, Maryland for the week.  It was an exhausting week.  I really feel like I need a vacation from my vacation, but there is no rest for the weary I will be traveling up to Saugerties, NY for a horse show for the remainder of the week.  There were a couple of noteworthy experiences this week
1) My son would make a good gangster (or at least looks the part.)
2) My family should not spend more then five days together. 
I think there are pros and cons to both of those statements.  I will be listening to the archives, hope you missed me :)  

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Adult Learning Class Number 1 !

Oka's Picture
I am an adult and I am a learner.  I think that this is really funny because in the horse show land, we call them A-Dolts because they tend to not learn as quickly as kids. I really think that kids are better learners in many cases because they do not have the fear or reservations of failing.  I never really thought of myself as an adult learner I really like to think of myself just as a learner.  I guess if the shoe fits......see if it is on sale so you can buy more!  Anyway, I like the basis of this class as a pychology undergrad I really like to learn theory.  I don't like to write papers (I heart APA), but I do like that this class has a different approach then just learn it write about it, move on.  We will see where the evenings take us. 
Mine look something like this
Shark Bait

Monday, June 13, 2011

June 13th, 2011

I'm not sure if I am happy or sad that class is over on the 14th.  It has been an interesting class.  I feel that I have come away with more information that I can turnkey into my classroom then any other class or inservice I have taken.  I think that teachers can be some of the worst students, I was glad to see that this class had the same mentality as me.  Everyone really wants to learn and apply what it is that we have learned.  I am excited to see what our cohort holds in the future.  I like being able to go to the Hammonton High School instead of having to go all the way to Stockton.  That is not right around the corner for me.  I hope that I was as much an asset to the class I, my classmates were to me.  :)  We will certainly have fun raising a glass and looking forward to the next one..........

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

June 7th, 2011

Well another day another interesting evening.  I find that I have found so many good ideas from my fellow classmates just from the quick info given in passing.  Thanks to Anne tonight for the great idea of how she used her Wiki.  It is an idea that can be used across the curriculum.  I think that I can even use it in math and you know how much I love that!

Overall I think that Danielle, Brandy and I forged the way for the rest of the groups to present.  It was a learning experience to work with a group and I am glad that we worked so well together.  I look forward to making our Wiki better or even finding another source that would be better to publish our ideas to. 

I will leave you all this evening with the Polygon Song, yet another benefit of youtube (plus its just silly and  it makes me laugh)