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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?

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Is a college degree overrated?

Hello All,

There is an interesting editorial article in today's Atlanta Journal Constitution that weighs in on the value of a college education. I thought it might interest you. There's also a discussion board linked to the article if you'd care to share your opinion on the article and the subject matter of the article with others. I think all of you would have something of value to contribute to this discussion. Here are the links:

The article-- College degree an overrated product

The discussion board-- Is a college degree overrated?

1 comment:

Julie J. said...

This is an interesting article. I have been contemplating this issue with my 17 year old. She is not a good student and is one that college wouldn't be right for her. I have sent thousands of dollars on a lot of useless knowledge that I haven't ever used beyond college. My husband has a GED and has never gone to any additional classes and makes twice as much as I do as a HVACR technician! We are swimming in debt because of me and my school loans. I'm becoming more and more convinced that non-college related jobs are the way to go. You are less financially stressed, are more independent, and I believe that has to say alot about the person. I'm curious to hear what the rest of you have to say about this!