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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


The most important thing that I have learned about working with school administrators is the many functions that they have to perform. An administrators job used to be very simple,but now they are handed more chores every year. There is more paper work, and new regulations and guidelines coming down every year. I sometime wonder if anyone every reads all the reports that they have to file with the county and the state. Administrators are under lots of presure to make sure that the students are performing or meeting certain standards. Administrators and their schools are blamed for problems that are caused by poor parenting or parents that should not have had children to begin with. However, our administrators are always there for us when we need them especially when dealing with parents.

One of the dificult tasks that our administrators have at our school is developing a new curriculum especially next year for our juniors. Ours is supposed to be a school of engineering and technology and not a regular high school. We have had the problem of designing courses that are challenging to meet the needs of students that finish their high school courses in two years. Our administrators have work long hours in dealing with this problem. Although our students will be working as understudies with Universities and Industry their junior and senior year, the administrators have to come up with a curriculum that is designed beyond AP Physic, AP Chemistry, and AP Biology; students could take these courses at a regular high school, and there would be no need for them to come to this school. Adminstrators have a very difficult job.

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Hi, Gerald - I think you could help your administrators write some of their reports! Very interesting things happened at your school and you are blessed to be there. I know you are adding to their progress, so keep us posted!