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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, December 8, 2009


The most important thing I have learned about my administrators this semester is......"and this too shall pass"! :-) Ok, I guess I could give them a little bit of a break. I know it is very difficult to meet every one's needs all the time. I know first hand since my own parents were administrators. My father is still an elementary school principal, so I understand the pressure they receive from above. However, with that said, I do believe there is a right way and a wrong way to approach people and situations. I think this semester has really reinforced my belief in treating people how I would like to be treated. I take what people say with a grain of salt and tuck those experiences in the back of my brain....I just remember how I felt when things were going bananas and vow to never make anyone else feel that way.

1 comment:

Patrick said...

I know what you mean. I have a principal who is an absolute disaster from a diplomatic standpoint. He puts both feet in his mouth each time he opens it. All the AP's tell us to follow their lead and just nod when he speaks. It seems to work pretty well. He does not know how others should be treated by leadership but thankfully his assistants are well equipped to compensate for his shortcomings. Maybe he will get promoted to the Board soon. Isn't that how it usually works?