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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

Communication is the Key

Well Well the most important thing I've learned about my admin is that they don't communicate with one another ......That sets a bad tone for the teachers . The administration the schools strength and viable soul , in all actually it is the foundation that we all must build on,to keep the learning cycle complete . We cannot allow for any level of communication break downs . We must communicate effectively as a team .Remember TEAM .... Together Each Acheives More !!



Penelope said...

Selina, I am in agreement. In life as well as through NTI, I have learned that teamwork is so important. We will be unsuccessful at reaching our ultimate goal of educating our students if we cannot work together and cannot get along. Our students watch us and know more than what we give them credit for. We have to always make sure that we are doing our best to set the best possible examples to and for them. In other words we just have to live right before them. It is really a bad feeling when your superiors cannot get along. But in every area of our lives we have stepping stones or periods where we can learn something. If your look closely, maybe there is some life lesson in this for you as well. As I age, I am learning to make the best of all situations and am learning to choose my battles. Stay encouraged and keep looking up. I pray that things get better for you.

Dr. M said...

Hi, Selina - maybe you can serve as an example to them . . . and Penelope had some great words for your situation as well! Remember also that situations can and will change - hang in there!

Amy said...

Selina, I think we work at the same school! It is very frustrating when there is no communication. Then, the few times in which there is actual communication it is not complete. Sometimes I think the admin needs to come and sit in on my communication lecture. :-) I love what you say about is so true. I guess we can just try to live by example like Dr. M says. In the end, I just do the best I can and not get too worked up. No job is worth me having a heart attack over!