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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?

Thursday, January 31, 2008

If I could take it back

Last week, due to discipline problems our principle required us to eat in the cafeteria in an attempt to control student's behavior. We don't really have a teacher's lounge and the teacher's lunch table serves as that place, every school has one, where you hear all the negative stuff and gossip. Dr. Burns warned us to avoid these kinds of gathering places and until required to go there ,I generally avoided that area.

I tend to be very loose anyway and when a female paraprofessional started telling me she needed a husband and asked if I wanted to marry her I told her if she was a good cook I may consider it, not thinking much about it, just being silly. I've never socialized in any way with her outside of school. Later, while working with students outside, the lady came up and started telling my students that we were getting married and that we were going out partying this weekend. It disrupted the class. When she left I told my students that what she said was not true and that I don't feel it is professional to discuss such matter with students.

I knew it was important to conduct myself as a professional with my students. Now I realize it is important to be professional with fellow staff members as well.


Steven Vinsant said...

Sounds like you had a fun week!!!!!!! It sounds like you need keep distance between you and that parapro. If she can start a rumor about you getting married be careful about what she might acuse you of next.

Just a word of advise coming from a cop who has had to investigate she said he said complaints.

Jessie H said...

Whew! what a nightmare. I agree with Steven. Keep a distance from that parapro. Sounds like she might indeed have an agenda, and she certainly behaves in an unprofessional manner. Sorry you had to deal with this.