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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?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

What I learned about administrators

The most important thing I have learned about my administrators is that they help make my job easier! I have found them to be very resourceful and understanding. What is nice about my administrators is that they have been in my shoes! Each was an instructor at some point in time and they haven't forgotten what it is like. They appreciate the efforts that I put forth. Even if I don't get it right or I am late doing something, they sense my newness and provide resources to help me along (technical support mostly).
Another important thing that I have learned about administrators is that each has specific duties although sometimes wide and varied. In my school there are three assistant principals; academics, discipline and curriculum/counsel. They make sure the day to day operations of running the school are taken care of. They truly make our principal's job much easier becuase they pretty much put out the fires before they ignite.


Dr. M said...

Hi, Bea - I really like your first statement, as some teachers would find it just the opposite. Good for you for appreciating what the entire administrative staff does to make things run smoothly. Helps you to focus on teaching and managing your students as you should - thank you for your insightful post.

Kevin J said...

Your school’s administrative staff sounds a lot like ours. We have the same three assistant principals and the principal. They each are very good at what they do and seem to manage the school with the same beliefs as the Principal. On a day to day basis you can’t tell if the principal s absent or out of the school attending a meeting. They truly work as one cohesive unit and I appreciate the efforts they put in for us.

ITechman said...

Here,here also Bea. Our school has 3 admins also who does great work. Although, sometimes I feel that they are overwhelmed by all of the issues they have to deal with. They also provide me with all the resources that I require to do a better job.