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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, February 22, 2008

Clayton County Board of Education!!!!!!...shame on them all!!!

Hey guys and gals!
I have been away for a spell...Just returning in town, and to hear the things about your School system and SACS, and the Board, accreditation, etc....makes me wish I stayed!!!!
It's embarrassing to see and hear things about the system when the problem exist with only a few knuckle heads...AKA...School Board Members. As teacher in the system it makes me angry to hear things that question the integrity and qualifications of GREAT teachers....My NTI FAMILY, please believe me when I say we have GREAT, SMART, AMBITIOUS CHILDREN in Clayton County and the teachers are some of the best in the is a crying shame that a few board members make this statement look FALSE!
As outline in the summary report by SACS....the summary basically said the the curriculum, administration, teacher and day to day activities are GREAT, however the "BOARD" is not living up to the duties for which they were appointed....ENOUGH SAID! may have to suffer because of a few riffs between ADULTS!......


Jessie H said...

We know that the fault lies with the school system, not with your school system's teachers and students. I heard on the news today that Governor Purdue is going to intervene to some extent. Let's hope this all gets resolved soon. We are with you, and you have our support!

Connie said...

Yes, we are with you 100%! Yes, it is a crying shame that the Board can't get along and be professional. I sure hope Governor Perdue can intervene and do it quickly. It would be a terrible, terrible thing for Clayton County to lose SACS accreditation.

Hang in there! We are pulling for Clayton County!

Toni said...


Keep your head up, because the students need teachers like you that truly have a passion for what you do. Interesting enough, I also saw on the news yesterday, that some kids in Clayton COunty are fighting back aginst the board and staging a rally and also have launched a website protesting and the governor told those students that he hears them and will assure them that if they are college bound they will be.

Purdue said he would give them all hope scholarships if he has to. That is great news!!!

Walter H said...

Spread the word I know someone that will make a good leader in Clayton County. I got the hook ups.
JaJaun you and Mortissa keep on keep. Its going to get better.