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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

Interviewing a counselor became my assignment for the week. I feel this process helped understand what the counselors deal with and the stress at times they submit themselves to. Mr Hardy at Morrow High School became my task. I really feel comfortable speaking with him because from the first day at Morrow he helped me gain knowledge on how to recruit students for my program. When I first came to Morrow I actually had to go from class to class recruiting students to make my program of Criminal Justice interesting to the student body and he had a big hand in my success. I feel the program runs better when your administrators and counselors involve themselves. I have heard horror stories from other schools in my county how CRJU has become a dumping ground for students who continue to show bad behavior, but I beleive because of my relationship with the coounselors I receive students who really and truly want to learn about Criminal Justices Information. Couselors can make your studentgs who you receive be the blood line of your program.


Christina Hinz said...

I wish I would have done this when I started the CJ program at Ola last year. I ended up being a dumping ground right off the bat because students nor counselors knew anything about it. However, I really didn't know much about what to expect was my first year teaching! I have slowly but surely started turning the program around yet the process hasn't been as easy one. I should have buddied up with a counselor on day one!

Dr. M said...

Hi, Vincent - interesting history and thanks for sharing. Now that your program has a great 'rep', I'm sure that enrolling interested students won't be an serious issue moving forward. Keep up the good work!