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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, February 7, 2008


Today I had my first run in with a student that actually disrupted class. It started in the shop when I was beginning his group with their assignment. The discussion between me and the student began to get pretty loud in the shop and the students in the class began coming to the door to see what was happening. This student has just returned fromm alternative school. About the time it was about to get totally out of hand I remembered what we learned at NTI, you should remove the student from the sight of his/her peers, so I gave him the option to go to the principle's office or go to my office to talk about this problem. After about 2 or 3 minutes we were on the path of recovery. After about 10 minutes he apologized, we shook hands and we returned to class as if nothing had happened. Although the last 10 minutes of class was spent reiterating classroom rules.


Jessie H said...

I'm glad to hear that you were able to apply what you learned at NTI successfully. You've set a great example for all of us for how to deal with an angry, difficult student. I'd be willing to bet that your student learned a valuable lesson today from you as well. Way to go!

Perry said...

i had one lose his mind today too...we were doing a practical handcuffing test and i was randomly drawing their names...when i called his name he refused to take the test..i calmly gave him 2 choices..take the test or go to the principals office...he chose the principal so off he went