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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?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

What I know and learned about administrators

School administrators basically run the school. They cover all aspects of school function to make sure that the school is running smoothly. Some of what I learned from the administrators at my school deals with the following issues and tasks: Plumbing, Electricity, Phones, Water, Teacher Observations, Lesson Plans, Parent Moderators, Teacher Moderators, Student Moderators, Discipline, Hiring, Firing and anything else that comes up. All of the administrators at our school are former teachers. I’m not sure why they decided to become administrators, because from my point of view, teaching is easier! I understand that the pay is much better than a teacher’s, but the headache that seems to accompany the pay is discouraging. At least this is how I feel about an administration job right now. My opinion may change in the future.


Keio said...

They have so much to do on a daily basis that its unreal. Any school events that take place they have to stay after school for this as well as all the other things they have to do. I really don't see how they have the time for family life being in a posistion that requires so much of there personal time. It really takes a special person to serve in the role as a school administrator.

bernardo said...

Hi Willie,

I enjoyed reading your post and I agree that there are several things that an administrator must focus on throughout the school. I have to commend the administrator who sometimes set aside their own personal life for the benefit of the school. I have seen on several occasions where my principal have missed school functions with his own kids to make sure a function at our school was properly ran. I agree being an administrator is not in my immediate future but who knows what the future holds.


Leonard said...

I agree with Keio and Bernardo, an administrator is not what I look for in my future right now. They really have a lot on there plates. Yes, they do run the school, and are at all the functions/ games. There should be a balance some where for them. There is no way all these school functions can come before my family. I know that now that I have become a coach, it takes a lot of my time, but I can bring my kids to our home games with me. I'm greatful for that right now.