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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

An Administration with A True Love for Students

Even though I have only been teaching a year and a half, I knew our school had great administrators from the start. They communicate well with each other. They always have each other's backs. You can tell there is a genuine love for one another. This semester and this past summer really showed the bond that they have and their commitment to the school. Last year we had our principal and five assistant principals. With the cuts last year, the school system decided to remove an assistant principal position. All of his duties were delegated out across the other four. It was amazing to see them step up and take up roles that they had never had to cover. They are always encouraging. Even when they are performing tasks that seem mundane. I believe this comes from their true love for the students. Again, I am thankful to be at Northwest Whitfield High School.


Dr. M said...

A good point, Dwayne, that it's not only teachers taking hits from budget cuts. Good for your admin, and for you and your students, that they have stepped up after being downsized. That's true leadership!

Coach Sly said...

Dwayne....great point. I think if we have good administrators we seem to take it for granted when it sometimes is not the norm. With all the cuts the real leaders step up to the plate!