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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, August 18, 2009

Class size??

Hi folks. Are any of you having problems with administration putting more kids in your class than is allowed. I am aware that Paulding county has asked for a waiver to put 35 kids in any class. I do not have the room for more than 28. Honestly, I don't think I can mange 35 kids in a shop setting. Well, more later. Thanks y'all,



Amy said...

yes, i just had a meeting today with the counselor. i have the same problem. i just sat down and worked out a compromise for the both of us. i have a little over my limit, 31, in a class with only room for 28. but it stopped her from putting even more in there. i also had to agree to put some 2nd and some 3rd level students in the same period, but i got to choose who went in there. try to just talk to them...and bring chocolate! it helps :-)

ZELDA said...

We only allowed 28 at the most they took some out of my class on Monday.

Patrick said...

Unless the waiver goes through we can only have 28 by law in tech classes. I double checked with DOE this afternoon. Trouble is, principals like to make rules for us while breaking the ones over them. I think that if I compromise now there will be more ground lost later. Besides, I have kids sitting on the floor because there is no more room for desks. Well, wish me luck.....and patience.

Vsz said...

Nice work !!

Vsz said...

I've had the same problem. I had to physically invite them to my room so they could see the class size.

Patrick said...

Yup, my principal came in today during 2nd. He said, "woah Wood, you are packed!. How many are in here? I said, "30 are on the roster but Mr. Plunkett(Asst principal over tech) is removing two and we have 28 warm bodies here today". He then said, "this is way too tight, some will have to be moved, there is no where for them to work on a test". Well, I thought, you are preaching to the choir!!! The moral of the story? Bring your admin in to actually SEE how packed your room is. More later................Wood