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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?

Sunday, September 28, 2008

KJ; Surprise Event

Boy do I have a good one for this. I had one of my female students approach me and ask if she could invite another female student out in the hall to confront her about some accusatory comments she had made about her.
I’m not sure if I handled this situation properly or not. I told her it would be alright with me as long as she could guarantee me that nothing physical would happen and she could wait until the assignment had begun and I could stand by the door to monitor their behavior and actions as well as the other students in the class. Luckily everything went well and they talked it out like adults.
After the situation had been resolved, I thought about it and I should have invited an Assistant Principal to monitor my class or monitor the hall situation. I also am very proud that a student has that much trust in me that she would come to me with her problem and inform me of the situation at hand.
Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated.

1 comment:

Stacy P. said...

It's good that she came to you about the incident. I think she must have a lot of trust in you. I also believe you must believe that you know the student and could trust her actions or you would not have agreed to the talking session. However, I would have called the counselor and let them handle the session. If the situation had gone wrong, you would have been in a lot of trouble.