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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

Learned from working with admin....

Well.... I have learned that their job is a challenging one and can be very testing at times. They are the first line of defense that we have in the classroom but at times it seems as if there is no help from them. Many time when teacher write referrals the student never gets called on it and at times when they do they let too many go with just a warning. I really don't know all the duties that they have to do but it seems to be a pretty good job for the most part except when a parent comes and get irate with them and they have to respond in an appropriate manner even if on the inside the what to lash out like the parent just did. That is one of the hardest things to do as a person but I see that many of them do a great job at it even though after the parent may leave they may vent but that is only natural.

Overall my administrators have taught me that it is a job that many people want but not all people can do it effectively. I feel that I can take things from them and as I endeavor to become an administrator remember the things that I feel will benifit me and keep those things in mind when I will have to deal with the issues. Also that managing a school can be done many different ways.


AimeeMcD said...

I am sorry that your administration gives out so many warnings. I think you will find that atleast one administrator that is effective. In that case, I would refer to him/her as much as possible. I agree with you in the sense of parents. I am not sure that I could always bite my tongue. Some parents can get pretty irate and crazy.

Riley said...

Not having support from administration makes our job extra difficult. I know how you feel about referrals. I am the type of teacher that only makes a referral when there is a serious problem. It is so frustrating when administration only warns the student. It seems like the students lose respect for discipline because all they get are warnings. I am sure that it is easier to give warning to avoid having to deal with parents. I agree that it takes a special person to be an administrator. I also agree that different people have different management techniques. Administrators have to figure out what works for their students and go from there.