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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, September 22, 2009

Never Under Estimate

Alternative education starts out surprising you everyday then evolves to the point where nothing surprises you! Fights are very common among the students that have poor conflict resolution skills. This week we had a young man that accidentally knocked the books of another student off a desk onto the floor in our shop class. When the student started to pick up the books for the owner the owner of the books demanded that he pick up the books! Of course at this point the first student would have no part of being ordered to pick up the books. The following day the student that had knocked off the books was in the lunch room having his lunch. The second student had orchestrated a gang type response, to attack this student while he was in the lunch room. The plan was so advanced that it involved kids that did not have lunch at that time of day and they pulled it off. The plan involved a diversion to get the A/P out of the lunch room to give the other 3 a chance to execute their plan. If only they would use this effort in a positive manner. Never under estimate !!

1 comment:

Ginger said...


I think that all the time. The kids will devise an entire plan on how to do something they shouldn't be doing without getting caught. I so wish they would put that much effort into my classwork and tests. Kids are smart but they don't use it for their advantage to be better people.