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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 10, 2008

This week hasn't been any worse than some of the others. I just get frustrated with so much incompetence, especially with those who are suppose to lead us. Let's see. There was an electrical fire in the Family and Consumer Science classroom, well not really a fire but smoke. We were evacuated as soon as we got in the door, then all clear, then evacuated again because one principal said the fire department gave the okay, then another principal says the fire department says no, it's not all clear. Good thing the whole school wasn't on fire. On Friday, we had a tornado drill which took forever. None of the kids wanted to get on their knees eventhough I explained earlier how important this is. I went as far as to grusomely describe what just happened in Tennessee and Alabama and no one seemed to care. It is so sad to see students have no compassion for others. I guess they think they are exempt from anything disastrous ever happening to them. What is the world coming to!!!


Perry said...

i know how you feel...we were not in a drill we were in the real was storming something terrible, and we found out the next day there was a funnel cloud in lafayette..out kids fussed when we made them face the wall and none of them wanted to be quiet or get close to one another to make room for other students..several actually said if they heard a tornado they were running to their car and gonna "outrun" in...the invincibility and stupidity of youth!!!! we we like this once?

Jessie H said...

Sounds like you had a tough week. Perry is right, teens do feel invincible. This is the toughest time of year to keep up moral and strength. My advice is to pick one day a week, and give yourself an hour or two to do something nice for yourself-- something that will de-stress you and/or make you feel pampered.

Perry said...

live fire is a good stress releaser