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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?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Family and Friend Night

Last night my students hosted their first "Family and Friend Night", this is where the students invite their family and friends into our classroom/salon and they receive hair, skin, and nail services for a discounted price. We offer $5 hair cuts! I was actually really nervous on how this would go, but it was a huge success. I had 12 of my advanced students stay after school and work. They were all extremely busy and were able to practice the skills that they have learned. Since our budget has been cut tremendously, we have not been able to purchase all the supplies and equipment that we need. Because of the students hard work last night, we earned over $130! The girls were so excited and I must admit, so was I! Not only is this a wonderful experience for the girls, but its also a great fundraiser!!!!


Courtney said...

That was a really nice thing to do with your students. Question? Did the hair cuts look good? Seems to me that you are enjoying teaching your students. Keep up the good work and relax and handle the problems with confidence. Hope you have a good week and weeks to come.

Randi said...

Of course the hair cuts looked good!! Thanks Courtney~

Dr. M said...

Hi, Randi - I love what you are doing with your students, especially given that this great activity actually made money for your program! Also think Courtney should drop by one day for a fade, so he can see for himself! Keep up the creative work!