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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?

Saturday, February 23, 2008


It is almost depressing to hear about some of the same or similar issues we are experiencing with our students. A lot of them are seeking attention but in the wrong way. I have a 9th grade homeroom and they are "off the chain". Out of about 18 students less than 7 are mannerable and act respectful. I hate to say it but the others act like " wild animals ". Wrestling with each other, cursing ,talking loud, sitting on / jumping over desks and just plain trifling. I tell you it is quite draining to deal with them from day to day. How can you teach them social skills or anything else when they do not demonstrate a desire to learn ? One on one they are fine but together, they are "AWFUL". I have a 3rd period with mostly girls and all they want to do is send text messages ,play music, shake their butts and sneak to talk to their " mamas" ( they claim ) on the cellphone during class. They then have the nerve to ask you " what's my grade in your class or am I passing your class." I just look at them instead of telling them to "GO FIGURE". This is a goodreason to stay "PRAYED" and prepare for the battlefields ( our classes ).

1 comment:

Perry said...

two words...negative reinforcement!!! it works great for me