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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, September 26, 2008


Well Tuesday a student was honored by being a "respected ram" this points out great things done by teachers, staff, parents, and students in 9th -12th. This particular young lady had surprised me in the summer time by wanting to get an early start on this years video ideas. She is very motivated and a go getter, I only wish I had her drive. She started a Video Club and the kids just love it. Its a great toll to attract kids to my TV Broadcast class. She even got an interview with Kathy Cox and the Secretary of the State. She also manage to get all the principles in our area elementary to middle to speak via video to Grayson HS at the beginning of the year. 
She had no idea of the award she was to receive on Tuesday so I had to get her to stay after school and video tape the ceremony, so when they called me up to introduce her I was overwhelmed with emotion and presented her with her certificate. She was emotional as well and was very surprised. I know this young lady will go far after her graduation next May. She says she is already preparing to run for President of USA...I think she will!


Keio said...

These are the students we all love. This young lady will always remember you for that.Sometimes the small things are the life lasting memories for these kids. I used the good news memos that was given to us this summer. When i gave them to certain kids the others wanted to know what it was and how could they get one. I told them those were given out for perfect attendance for the first month of school and no tardies. Now I see a big difference in the number of kids that miss my class and try to come in tardy. I hear them talking saying I want my good news card so that I can take it home to show my parents. Who would have known they would go crazy over a piece of paper with a hand written note from the teacher.

Amy said...

Loraine, I can only imagine how proud you are of that student. I also have one of those "go-getters," but no awards. It's nice to have one of your own students being recognized like that - it gives your department a lot more validity.