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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, February 1, 2009

Interview Post


I think that building a relationship with all staff is important - with guidance and administrators being right up there. Interviewing a guidance counselor will be helpful because I feel like I know my admin fairly well and interact with them on a daily basis. (By choice, not because I am in trouble.) :) I think that many different departments never see each other and I think there is a disconnect between guidance and many of our teachers. I interact with them but have never really had an opportunity to discuss matters that are important to me, my students, the future of my program, or how a better relationship can be developed through class presentations, collaborative projects, career testing, etc. This will be helpful to see things from their perspective and gain insight on what they do on a daily basis - or on a long term basis from working with an upcoming 9th grader all the way through graduation.



Dr. M said...

Hi, Dave - good insight. I wonder, too, how many, or how few, teachers, have actually sat down with a counselor like you will be doing? Surely your meeting/interview will go a long way towards repairing the disconnect that you mention. It should also create a professional relationship between you and the counselor that will be meaningful for both of you. Try inviting them into your class on a regular basis as well so they can really see the great things you'all are doing. It will make a big difference!

Erika said...

Pennie, I mean Penny...

You are soooo right. I agree with you 100%. You really hit the nail on the head with this one. I love your positive and upbeat answer.