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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?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Way to Step Up!

I must say I have a really great group of students this year, however my beginning classes wear me out! They are constantly at my desk needing something. We are on the A/B schedule so all of my advanced students come on A days and all the beginning students come on B days. A days are a lot less stressful. However, Wednesday my Salon Services 1 class suprised me! In that particular class (4B) I have several intellectual delayed students in my class. There are so many in there, they have a parapro that comes with them. The parapro is a huge help and I love having her in there, but Wednesday she wasn't able to be in there. Special Ed being my background I agreed to let the students still come down to my room. We went into the lab and I went to unlock the dispensary. When I turned around there were several students (regular ed) assisting the students with special needs. They were helping them get their euipment and supplies together. Normally the students with special needs kind of keep to themselves and typically stay together, but not that day! They were laughing and cutting up with the other students. The regular ed students were having a blast as well. They were all working on their projects together, and teaching the students how to braid and blow dry. I was so proud of all of them! I guess I was proved wrong when I said they were less mature, because Wednesday they proved themselves to be very mature!

1 comment:

GETZ said...

What a great story! This gives me hope. Don't be surprised though Randi. I bet your students picked up on YOUR behaviors regarding the intellectually delayed students in your class. Leading by example and modeling behavior leaves your students no other choice than to step up and help when needed because I'm sure that's what you would do too. If the classroom culture becomes one of acceptance and understanding, maybe students stop seeing "disabilities" as setbacks. I am so glad that your surprising story was positive...