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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?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The things I have learned from my kids this semster haved amazed me on all levels. Sometimes you think your students are not paying attention to you, but they really hear you when comes to education, life, warnings and just nuggets of common sense you might drop in their mind from time to time. Becasue my class has four sections I have had students who have been with me sense day one of my teaching career. The learning process I went through my first year of teaching and no classroom just pushing books around from class to class. Actually that process was a recruiting technique because it introduced me to the students who have been in my class sense day one. Students they know what teachers really care about their future and their success. Sometimes I may not have the energy on Monday morning to discuss Criminal Justice topics, but I receive some sense of energy from the kids, I guess all the energy they have built up during the weekend. When I was in High School I remebered all the good teachers by name who held me accountable for my actions, but who also took the time to keep me on the right path concerning my life.

I think students want you to care and show some intrest in them. One of my students I can count how many times I heard him speak in my class he's just a quiet young man. Everyday after the class leaves he helps me put chairs back in place pick up paper in just about two minutes and then he walks across the hall to class. I told him he didn't have to do this everyday it was almost like I offended him from the expression on his face. This student plays baseball of course I support him by going to the games especially home games. He's a great student and I can tell several stories I have with students who just continue to surprise me during my time at Morrow High School.

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Hi, Vincent - great post - very thoughtful and poignant. You are so right about students wanting to know you care about them . . . that's so cool that you go to the ball games. I can picture you sitting in the stands, and we both know that your student (and his teammates) know when you are there. You are such a strong role model for those young men - keep it up!