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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 28, 2009

Open mic

Since beginning teaching at my school , I have had the opportunity to meet some very intertesting students and faculty members. The relationships that have developed since are nice. Although, many of the children do not have a positive male role model in their life. Many are troubled with the burdens of a single parent home. I would have to say the best part in coming to know some of the students in my classes. Some are very good at football etc. They love it when you see them in their element. It's feels good when they come to me for guidance. This part of the teacher/student relationship is new to me. Having taught adults up to this point has not had this effect. It 's kinda hartwarming.

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Hi, Vince - and you are a powerful role model for your students, particularly your males but also your females. Always remember, as it appears you are realizing, that your actions, words, etc., have quite an effect on the young people around you. As you mentioned, they love to see you show up for their 'other' events, and those experiences will build relationships that may last well beyond their time in your class. You are building more than construction projects in your class, as I'm sure you know. Good post.