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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 14, 2008

Open Mic 2

Happy Black History Month!

My school is participating in events this month and we have a "show" at the end of the month. It's nice to see students embrace the different cultures and get involve with the many activities relating to the event.
I work at Forest Park High School, and I am willing to bet that it's the MOST diverse school in the county and arguably in Georgia...we have a wonderful mixture of all races(surprisingly well balance in each area). I am proud to have such a nice mixture of kids, it allows for stimulating , insightful and often educational discussion in class.
Makes me feel good to see students interact and show respect for each other...I only wish my co-workers would take heed!


Jessie H said...

I like working with diverse groups of students too. It makes you look at the world like you're looking through a kaleidoscope-- so many different perspectives chinking through the lens.

Connie said...

Yes, diversity is wonderful! Helps us to see the world in a zillion different ways. Opens up the whole world to us.

By the way, my stepson and stepdaughter both graduated from Forest Park High School a long time ago. They are 48 and 46 now. I will tell them that their old school is alive and doing well!

Victoria said...

It is a blessing to have a diverse student population that gets along. At my school, it is not that way yet, but prayerfully adminstration and students will get on the bandwagon and learn to love each other or at least RESPECT each other and the diversity each culture brings to the table. It must start from the top and trickle down...