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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

Teenagers don't think!

Happy Valentine's Day!

One of my students got a visit at lunch time from her boyfriend for Valentine's Day. Problem was, he is a student at another school in Henry County. And he brought a buddy with him. When the administrators finally realized that the two boys were not our students, they approached them along with the SRO. Boyfriend lied about his name. And matters just kept getting worse. Boyfriend and buddy were hauled off to jail. Boyfriend texted my student (not supposed to be doing that either!) later in the day to tell her that his dad bailed him out of jail, but buddy was still in jail.

My student was upset that her Valentine's Day was ruined. Her mom is a teacher at the Middle School. Her mom didn't know about all the commotion yet.

What a mess! What were they thinking?

1 comment:

Jessie H said...

Teenagers DON'T think. I actually read an article about this recently. I can't remember all the details, but the gist of some scientific studies done on adolescent brain function verified what parents and teachers have known for some time now-- teen brains are not fully developed, and they do indeed lack the capacity to exercise good judgment. Apparently, our brains aren't fully developed until we're about 21 years old. Makes you wonder why we let kids drive cars at 16.