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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, March 10, 2008


As I'm sure you all know by now the GHSGT's are going to be a part of the EOCT's from now on although any student who was "behind the 8 ball" is still subject to the "Complete idiocy" of the GHSGT, (I'm sorry, it's just how I feel). I'm trying to figure out how people who are "Qualified" to work at the state level can come up with this cockamamy idea, then decide to do away with it but then say that the changes can't be retroactive. My daughter is a prime example of one of the "behind the 8 ball" students. She ended up with 3 more credits than she needed to graduate, passed all of her required classes but just couldn't seem to pass the social studies/ science portion of the test, even after 3 try's. Maybe it had something to do with the states latest assesment that "it's hard for students to retain the material for that long so maybe we should include the GHSGT's with the EOCT's". My daughter still doesn't have her diploma. She is too discouraged to muster the motivation to go for the GED. She is currently working at a restaraunt and seems content with it. I think that the reprocusions of this bumbling "GHSGT" idea are going a lot farther than the state ever imagined. I wonder how many other kids are effected this way. I need to call my Senator.


Jessie H said...

Yes, you should call your senator. I wonder about the test questions on the GHSGT too. Have they been validated?

Esther said...

There has been alot of issues surrounding these test. These kids are stressed out due to so many test they have to take. I agree that you need to call your senator and see what can be done.