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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, April 4, 2008

God is good! Why T & I?

Where do I begin to tell the story of how great a love can be....

As a kid I had a love for making things out of whatever. I guess I get it from my Dad. He always told me, "Son, you come from a long line of improvisers". It's true. My Dads' father was an entrepreneur. He and my Grandmother survived the depression because of his great improvisational spirit, resiliency and determination. My Mothers' father was a lumberjack and farmer. Whenever something broke he fixed it. He was the fix-it man for all of the widows and handicapped people in his town. My father and mother carried on that same spirit and passed it on to me. A love for tinkering, shop in high school, a Masonry certificate from Tech school, 25 more years of awesome construction learning opportunities, caring friends and a submission to Gods' guidance have brought me here to a place so awesome I would never have imagined it in my own mind. This past year and a half has been an undeserved and blessed time for me. A teaching job and NTI. This summer I will move into a brand new house, virtually debt free, in the beautiful town of Pine Mountain (my new property borders the state park!). I almost forgot to mention that the principal of Harris County High School is sending his "recommendation to hire" to Harris County's personnel director. I've accepted the job to teach construction there, ten and a half miles from my house! God is good!

My wife and I have taught bible study classes from second graders on up to the college level. I've always loved working with kids. Just like Tracy, I can see how God has prepared me for this job. A while back a good friend of mine, who works for Muscogee county, told me about the opening at Carver and said I'd make a good teacher. I talked to my wife about it, quit my construction business and the rest is history! Harris County High School will be my place of retirement if they'll have me that long! Dr. B, your recommendation for me to take the job at Harris county was a real convincer. It meant a lot coming from you. Thank you for your advice. I'm so excited!


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Connie said...

Dwayne, this is wonderful! Congratulations! Yes, the Good Lord is watching over you!