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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, October 3, 2008

Suddenly a New Challenge

A challenge that seems to have suddenly developed was when the two individuals in a particular work group, that seemed to start out working well, now seem as if they cannot stand each other. They both seem to be the type that learn well from reading and from intrapersonal activities. One is a male and the other is female, they both seem somewhat artistic. They both tend to avoid groups and view things from a different perspective. One is very smart and takes advanced courses. The other tends to interpret things and see things from quite a different point of view. I really believe they would be even more uncomfortable if they were aligned with a different group. In fact I think I would more than double the learning/teaching challenges. Again they seem not to get along as well with other members of the class, they tend to work better by their selves, and thus they seem to have gotten on each other’s nerves.

I would like to resolve the issue that has developed between them since their nature is more similar than that of any of the other classmates. I have explained that when they enter the work place they will often be working with people that might not be their ideal choice, but in order to succeed they must overcome those differences to be successful. Scratching my head on how to resolve this, while I look for a positive resolve without compounding this issue.

RS in Alpharetta

1 comment:

Shellee said...

It sounds as though they have had some type of tiff. This may be the time to separate them for the time being and maybe try to shake things up a bit. Give the students time to cool off somewhat and maybe they will resolve things on their own. If what you think is true, that their work would suffer if they are in a different group, maybe they would realize that and at least work together in class once they have tried another group. Just a thought.