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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?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Lessons in Parenting

I have learned that there are parents that will support the teachers and there are parents that will always support their children. Overall I have encountered the parents that will support me. They want to help their child as much as I do but sometimes the child just does not want to be helped. The tough thing about parents is they want nothing but the best for their child but sometimes it is very difficult to give that one on one attention to each student. I have spoken to several parents and we will brainstorm ideas to help their child but it can be difficult to do all that we plan just because of timing.

I am glad that parents are overall supportive of the teachers but it is difficult when you encounter one that is not. The parents that will do anything to avoid blaming themselves or their child. I have only had a few of these types of parents but it is more harmful than helpful to their child if they work against the teachers rather than with them.


Dr. M said...

Hi, Ginger - time really is the bane of teaching, isn't it? One strategy to help get most parents on your side is to contact them prior to any problems arising, either through open houses in your lab, or through direct phone contact, and let them know all about your program and your expectations. Then again, that takes time, too, but is usually quite effective at creating allies.

Ginger said...

Thanks for the idea. I think I might try to have a small "tea" party at the beginning of next semester to get to know parents.

SELINA said...

I like that idea about the open house in the lab ,I may just try that next year Dr. M. That would really set the tone for the parents to see what Cosmetology is really all about !