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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

My school administrators

The most important thing I’ve learned about working with my school administrators in the past term/year is that they are a group of people who are very helpful and supportive. Each one of our administrators has been teaching for over twenty years. These administrators have invaluable experience and information from which I can learn or gain knowledge. I have been able to call upon my administrators for advice in matters that require more experience than I have in handling some students. Also, the administrators’ do everything in their means to help get what is needed for my classroom. I am thankful for the administrators at my school because they care about the teachers and the students within the school. Each administrator has different levels of experience that can be used to accomplish the many goals of the school. During my three years at my school, a principal and four administrators have been promoted to a higher status within the overall school system. I believe these promotions indicate that administrators at my school are a valuable presence and an asset for any school.


Lori said...

It sounds like that the reason why your administrators where promoted is because they were in tune with the teachers and the school. You stated that they were nice and that they worked to get you what you needed. How lucky you are to have so many good administrators in one school !

Grummer said...

It is evident that your administrators enjoy their job. People in that position have a wealth of knowledge and experience. They are a great resource for classroom strategies. I enjoyed your post.