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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?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Administration Experience

The most important thing I have learned about working with my school administrators this past term is how important they are to the school, teachers, students and parents. Our administrators are well equipped with a comprehensive plan of action for the overall improvement our school and the programs available to our students. The administrators here all work well together which demonstrates unity. This poses as an excellent example to our teaching staff and other faculty members. Our administration team is sensitive and supportive of the interaction between departments, community relation, school budgets, curriculum, instruction, standards, and program growth and student completers. Our team leaders/ administrators help us as teachers to remember self analysis is very critical yet important. As our school moves forward to school wide improvement our administration team assesses how we are currently functioning then put in place a plan of action to undertake as we strive to reach our desired goals together. We as a team could not survive this journey without the strong leadership we currently have representing our school.

An-netter E. Smith


Shellee said...

Annetta-I completely agree that our administrators have an overall plan on how to deal with matters, both big and small. They are very good with handling the community, parents and students with respect and authority. I also agree that they are all on the same page with where they see DCHS going in the future. They are taking our school improvement goals seriously adn I have come to appreciate that. It shows that DCHS is to be taken seriously in academics and it shows we are more than ready to improve on meeting the needs of our community in the coming years. Good job.

Dr. M said...

Hi, An-netta - well written post and glad to hear of the strong, supportive leadership at your school. You are fortunate and that should also help to focus and motivate you as well when dealing with your challenges. It is reassuring to know someone is in our corner. Thanks for sharing.