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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?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Our HOSA president

At the beginning of the school year each of our groups elected their HOSA officers. I was so happy about the outcome of the elections because I felt that the groups had all chosen very responsible leaders for their groups. All except for one group. The young man that was running for president for this group is a likable guy, but one of the most impulsive and undisciplined students that I have ever dealt with! At the time of elections he was having quite a bit of personal issues and the candidates that were running against him felt sorry for him , so they decided to drop out of the race. One part of me was proud of the other students for having such empathy for another person, but the other part of me felt like I was watching a train wreck about to happen. I could not help but feel like this was going to be a complete disaster!! To my surprise he is probably the best leader of all of the groups. He has done a great job organizing fund raisers and has had the most successful ones. He runs the HOSA meetings in a very professional and organized manner and really cares about the group as a whole. He tries very hard to make sure that everyone is heard. The only problem with all of this is, as soon our meetings are over, he's back to the same undisciplined, impulsive kid. I think I may try giving him more responsibility in the classroom. Maybe he just needs a purpose!

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Hi, Tonya - great post and I agree that he may need more to do to keep him focused and structured. Keep on acting on your instincts!