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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

One of the things I noticed about my administrators this semster is they have to be well perpared for the everday situations that invovle teachers, students and parents. The have a high respnsibility level that has no room for mistakes in most cases. I have seen administrators stay here on campus until it gets dark outside and also be the first people here at school in the morning. The administrators here have discpline the the students in order to set a standard of accountability. The are normal bridge between parents and teachers when problems arise with the students. Many times I have seen the administratiors help and take the side of a good teacher when the parent may have questions to challenge the teacher's integrity and method of teaching in the classroom. Most administrators have enjoy there job the kids know when the administrator or teacher may not have their best interest at hand. I had a run in with one of the parents of my students because I took his electronic device away from in class when he was repeadetly told to put the ipod. I told the student he would receive the ipod back at the end of the week. After the incident the student told his parent i just tooked the ipod away from with any warning because I wanted the ipod, which was a false statement, any way the parent emailed me and called me on my cell phone with some intense words about the action taking against her son. The administrator here at Morrow was complained to by the parent, but of course the administrator took my side because the policy that was at hand without even asking me what happen in the classroom. That made me fell like the the administrator had my side concerning the situation.


Mark said...

I think we can all agree that administrators are very busy people. I agree with your comment about administrators taking the side of a good teacher when dealing with parent/teacher conflicts. I have discovered that administrators tend to have the, been there and done that, experience during their career. It is good that you have administrators that are there for you and other teachers. I believe administrators are the reason for a good working environment at any school. It is outstanding that administrators at your school and all schools are there to assist in a time of need. Trusting the staff at any place of work makes for a good learning environment for students.

Dr. M said...

Hi, Vincent - like Mark I am glad to hear that your administration backed you on a school policy. Everyone involved learned a good lesson, hopefully, and that keeps the school moving forward in creating a focused learning environment. And it keeps you motivated as well - good post and thanks for sharing.