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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 31, 2008

Why I left

I just felt it was time to get out. The moral at the department I was at was low. We hadnt had a raise in years and people were rapidly leaving. They were not hiring to fill the vacancies and our work just kept getting more and more and no improvement was in sight. This job came open and I felt it was right.

Ill resign my contract this year because I love dealing most of the kids and I get to be home with my family now than I did when I was in law enforcement.


Walter H said...

I still police part-time just to keep my certification up. I love going home at night. I like knowing I work day shift only and I love the kids.

Shane C. said...

Perry, the worst time I can remember on the job was when moral was low. Moral is what can make or break a business.

steve said...

I here ya.Getting off at 3:30 everyday and having the time to spend with your family is great.I think I will probably begin to work some on weekends and during the summer to also keep my ford certs. up to date.

Steven Vinsant said...

Talk about low moral - part of the reason I left APD was the illegal element that is now becoming uncovered. Our police chief left New Orleans PD a complete mess and full of criminal officers - he is doing the same year in Atlanta. The timing was perfect for me and for all the same reason as yours.