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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, February 24, 2008

How can you stop (PDA)? How do your school handle it?

Coming from a Law Enforcement background I am very observance. I see students in the hallway engaged in lip locking activities and I go and break them up, or if they are repeated offender I will take them to an adminstrator. I can be standing, or walking down the hall and see this going on and there can be teachers in the same hallway and they don't see it. What's your schools policy.


joec said...

I feel your pain on this one. For the most part, we do not have huge issues with this, but there are a steady few who feel it is okay to put their hands on each other. Having been raised how I think of as "correctly" I am a bear about this. I will give a warning, but if it happens again, I give the students the option of spending their next break with me or going to the A.P. Most choose to spend one break period with me (cleaning my shop) and make better choices next time. Just a thought.

Connie said...

Being a nurse, I speak very bluntly to the kids about this. First, I give them my evil-eye look and usually one of the lover's will look up and decide to move on. But if they continue on with the loving, I go up to them and tell them I don't want to see any love making in my hallway and please move on and go make love somewhere else. They usually laugh and move on.

A time or two I have gotten more explicit. Like: 1)No bumping and grinding in front of me, please. I'm old and it might cause me to have a heart attack or a stroke. 2)No deep throat tongue swabs of the throat, please. Lots of strep throat going around and I don't care to have the germs in my hallway. Plus, you might cause her/him to have a gag reflex and vomit. And then you will have to clean it up. 3)Check each other for ticks somewhere else, please. Move along!

They usually just laugh and move on.