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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 24, 2008

What's good for the goose, is good for the gander?

If a student gets OSS at my school and adminstrator like that student they will allow them to make up there work, but if they don't like you. You get an F. I disagree with this but who am I.


Connie said...

That is so wrong, Walter! The rules should be the same no matter who the kid is. What does administration think they are teaching kids by changing the rules at their whim??

Shane C. said...

Walter, I have seen this time and time again. Sometimes I agree with it, sometimes I dont. It just depends on the situation. I have a kid that got OSS for 10 days for having a hunting bow in his truck that he was dropping off for his grandfather to be re-strung. Keep in mind that it had no string on it, nor any arrows. The new assistant principal (which is now fired) is the one who persued all of this and it was kind of unjust seeing as how we have archery class at school to start with. The principal was walking the lot inspecting cars for his own benifit when he found this. I went to the principal after the kid got out of jail and spoke with her, she allowed him to make up his work during OSS. This kid went from never ever even having so much as a detention from K all the way to 12th, to becoming now a possible felon all due to a bad call by an Ass istant principal.

On another note, I have also seen this used in the wrong manner and I dont agree with it. I think it is totally situation dependant.

Jessie H said...

This is really tough. I believe that students shouldn't be given preferential treatment because someone likes them. By the same token, you do get problematic situations like the one Shane describes where you have basically good kids who suffer harsh punishments that can seem unjust. Laws are cut and dry; life is gray. Some situations get really tricky because of this.