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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?

Monday, March 16, 2009


The most important thing I have learned this year while dealing with the school administrators is diversity. I think each administrator has his/her own technique. Often I think they play good cop/ bad cop. In some cases I believe this to be very effective. Often this just causes confusion and drama amongst the students. The bottom line is consistency. I think this is something students, teachers and parents appreciate.

I have found that each administrator has his/her specialty. Depending on the severity of the offense, effects my reaction. If the students administrator gives a ton of warnings - I may choose not to waste my time. I may give the student a personal detention or a lunch detention. All this said, I have no interest in becoming a high school administrator.


Lori said...

I agree that it must be an overwhelming job to be an administrator. I see inconsistencies a lot and I am sure it is hard to be consistent because of the volume that the administrators are dealing with. I definitely feel that in this position of leadership there should be no favoritism and as much stability with policies as possible.

Dallas,J said...

We have had that same problem in the past. But thank the lord they got rid of the bad cop and hired someone who is one the same page. It is hard to deal with so many different personalities at once especially when your trying to deal with an issue and everyone of them has different advise or solution. I feel your pain on that one.