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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, October 27, 2009

Helping the Drop Out Students!!!!!!

Today in our teachers meeting we talked about bringing 9th graders to our school these 9th graders are 16,17 years old and we don't want them to drop out of school we want to help them pick a career to work towards getting certification so they can go to work. I think this is a great idea because some people may not make it to college but they would have a better chance if they graduated from high school and had a trade so they could take care of themselves instead of robbing, killing people for their money.


Dr. M said...

Hi, Zelda - I like your attitude but be ready for 9th grade behaviors, as many in career tech believe they are too immature for lab classes, especially where materials or processes can be dangerous. Of course safety is a huge concern for all ages, but be especially mindful of your young and even more preoccupied 9th graders.

Tonya said...

Zelda, I think that many of our career/tech students benefit so much from our programs. I have one student this year that failed biology at his home school last year and was not supposed to be able to come back to my class this year. He flat out told his counselor that if he couldn't come to "tech school" then he was quitting school all together. Well, needless to say, he is back in my class this year. He is the type of student who could easily go down the wrong path. I am so amazed at his progress this year. He is always asking me questions about different career paths in health care. I can really see that he is thinking about his future. He will sometimes ask me, "Do you really think that I could do that or be that, Mrs. Walsh?". And I will honestly answer him with, "I KNOW you can, as long as you are willing to put forth the effort". I really believe that he can and will!