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FINAL BLOG POST - OUR "DAILY TRIPLE" (DUE 12/1).
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?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Most Important Thing I Have Learned....school administrations

The most important thing I have learned about working with my school administrators is to always keep them in the loop regarding any activities or programs at school. Communication, communication, communication is so important. Needless to say I have had several things that ended up being a lot more drama than needed to be and could have been prevented with better communication and planning. It takes time to learn all the documentation that is required in the school system. I still find myself double checking to make sure I have covered all the bases. Our school just recently went through the surplus process and it was quite an eye opener to see how much of the decision making process is in the hands of administration versus teachers. That subject could take several pages to discuss so I will leave it for another day.

4 comments:

delores said...

Paulette, you are so on the mark with communication, communication etc. I do think it is the key ingredient for soliciting help and support of your program. I have explained my program or different aspects of it several times to my new administrator and some of the not so new and I am still not sure they totally understand. Keep the lines open, you are on the right path.

delores said...

Paulette, you are so on the mark with communication, communication etc. I do think it is the key ingredient for soliciting help and support of your program. I have explained my program or different aspects of it several times to my new administrator and some of the not so new and I am still not sure they totally understand. Keep the lines open, you are on the right path.

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bernardo said...

Hi Paulette,

I enjoyed reading your post and I agree that it is important to keep the communication lines open. This year at my school we have been bombarded with the many changes that my school systems have put in place. It has been a delight to work with professionals whom have taken the time to make sure you understand and realize the importance of keeping up with paperwork and school documents. This is a daunting task for both teachers and faculty. This is why it’s important to keep the lines of communication open.

Bernardo