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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?

Monday, February 11, 2008

Vinsant's comments Feb 11-15 while @#$% off

Not sure what the new blog is, but I would like to comment on a subject that is near and dear to us all....The phrase @#$% off! Julie....That first word is spelled !@#$, not @#%@#%. Any way...I got to my car after school today. Now remember...I'm In Skills USA, The Character Building Committee, Supervisor of the Student Security Team, and The "Swing Doctor" of the Varsity Boy's Golf Team. I also Tutor, am a School Mentor and The advisor of the school Resource Officers who have less time in a police uniform than my unmentionables. I go to my car and see that I have been keyed from the head light to the tail light. Now...Unless Jesse or Dr. Burns did it Saturday, then it happened at school. (Still haven't ruled out Dr. Burns).

I told the administration that I would move up in the line up for a front row parking space. I know who did it...just can't prove it (Whispering....D.R. B.U.R.N.S).

Anyway...a front row parking space with all the trimmings cost me around $400.00

I wanted to relay a slice of personal experience I gave my kids...(Was I out of line?)...If they are sweating and their lips are hot...they have Malaria !


Dwayne Connors said...

Where do you get this stuff? It's hillarious! Sorry about your car! That could be a concern. No telling what some of these kids might do if you rub them the wrong way but we can't let ourselves be intimidated.

Perry said...

are you sure it wasnt me? you do wear them UGLY Tennessee colors!!!!

Connie said...

I have laughed so hard and I'm still laughing out loud! Even when something bad has happened you keep us all in stitches!

I am sorry about your car though. Guess somebody watched Carrie Underwood's video....

Julie J. said...

Connie, that was great!! I learned on Saturday that the Carrie Underwood song is one of his personal favorites. Wonder if he'll change his tune now?

Dr. J said...

I think it was Perry. You wore those awful colors, but didn't bring him any cheese from Wisconsin. Then again, maybe Bucky
Badger has a vindictive streak. . .
Dr. J.

JaJuan said...

I'm upset because I didn't think to "key" you up at the Saturday class...someone beat me to it!!

Mortissa said...

I must admit, I am the guilty one. I was so upset that you have not contacted me since we are in different class that I just didn't know how else to handle this. Stop making those teachers so upset with you being the new guy and volunteering for all of those committees. They are probably thinking you are trying to show them up.

Take care

Jessie H said...

Actually, it was Colonel Mustard with the lead pipe.

Those of you who are familiar with the board game CLUE will know what I'm talking about.