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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

School Administrators

"The most important thing I've learned about working with my school administrators in the past term/year is that we are all on the same team. There are two key points my Principal has really stressed this year and that is teamwork and collaboration among administration, teachers and staff. We are a small school and we have learned in the small school concept that no two or three persons can assure the academic success of our students. It has been proven that it takes the whole team to achieve student success. The administrative team is student focused and goes beyond and above to make certain our students are on the pathways of achievement and success.

I have seen my administrators stressing over many of the same issues that I have this school year. We are all working diligently to get the work completed for this school year and has already begun on next school year projects and plans. Like many of my colleagues have already stated - our administrators are employees of the same school system/districts working under many of the same pressures to achieve student success. I am a team player.


Linda G said...

Brenda I totally agree with you that we are all on the same team. Without teamwork and collaboration it can make for a very long and difficult year. I also admire how administrators make sure that the students are on the right path to a successful future. Too many times I have overheard other teachers denouncing the administrators in their schools. I wonder if they shadowed that same person for a day or two if maybe they would see things differently. Many times we judge someone before knowing all the facts. I believe administrators, especially in HS, are there for the students. It is by far one of the most challenging jobs I have seen in quite some time.

Dr. M said...

Hi, Brenda - interesting reading your post and I agree with Linda's comment that you are all on the same team and after the same goals. Good to see that in practice.