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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, March 15, 2009


The most important thing I have learned about working with administrators is that they are people too and some days they have good days and some days are bad just like they are for myself. I try to remember that they are working for the same goals as I am, just on a much larger scale. While I am trying to manage my 3 classes, they are trying to manage the entire school and all that encompasses. Whenever the administration asks us to do one more report or come to one more meeting, this can be frustrating, but in the end, if it will help all of our jobs to be more productive and more worthwhile, for us as well as the students, then it is worth it. Our administration really works with its staff and students and they are very open to changes and any help they can get from the staff and community. I have enjoyed working with my administrators this year.


Brenda said...

Ditto Shellee! Your are certainly right on the mark! Through the good days and the bad days, we have managed to continue to push toward the goals of student success.

paulette said...

So true Shellee and it is so easy to forget that we are all are working towards the same goals. Just recently I was very upset about a situation with our administration however when I stepped back and looked closer it became very clear to me that they were trying to work out a situation that was in the best interest of all concerned. Our attitude and willingness to work with administration goes along way to reaching the goals we have for the students.