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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?

Friday, March 14, 2008

ASP Injury

In all of my brilliant wisdom I once again decided to do the ASP drill with my students. Stupid me - instead of getting a PVC pipe from Home Depot to use in place of the real ASP - I of course used the real ASP. Last semester when I did this lab, a special ed student almost hit me in the head - almost died - most of you would have not cared if I had - in fact you guys would be rejoicing. Back to my story..... This time one of my best academic students completely did it wrong and hit me with all of her strength on my upper right arm. I thought I had died!!!!!!!!!!! Of course, my wife who is a Certified Athletic Trainer and EMT, already thinks I am a poopy baby. I have a huge knot that has emerged. I am sure that by Saturday you guys will see a nice colorful upper arm. You would think that at the age of 53 I would know better - I guess not.

Anyways, highlights of my week................ caught a student in my first period class completely high, completely messed up my advisement, had my wife fix my advisement mistakes (now I owe her), had 1/3 of my students out of class of Graduation Test Remediation (how do I effectively teach when my students are missing), lost my wallet and of course "broke" my arm.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday!!!!!!!!!!


Perry said...

Well Steve like my dad always told me (and it truly applies to me) "If you gonna be dumb you gotta be tough!!!" hehehehehehe hope the arm feels better i've been there

Jessie H said...

Phew! Sounds like you had a rough week. I hope your arm feels better too.

Mortissa said...

I see you have the issue of your students getting pulled out for remediation. Well, in Januray, they made remediation a class and pulled all of my juniors and senior out of my class for remediation. They only took the kids out of their tech classes. Anyway, testing starts this week and the student want to come back to my class, but the counselor has told every last one of them that my classes are full. How fair is it to those students that really want to be in the class? Also, where are they going to go and what about those student that have work based learning and have to be in a tech class? Sometimes, I wonder where they get these people that make these decisions without actually getting some input from the teachers sometimes.