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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?

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Most Important Thing....

The most important thing that I have learned about my students this semester is that they are just kids! Sometimes I think I forget that. I am only 6-7 years older than most of them and sometimes that is difficult for me to grasp. I give them way too much freedom and expect too much from them at times. I am used to working in a salon where everyone pushes through and gets the job done even if they are having a bad day. I have realized with my students if they are having a bad day, they dont care what needs to get done, they will cater to themselves above anyone else. They are not receiving a paycheck so it doesn't matter if everyting gets taken care of! I am not used to having to repeat myself 75 times either. I forget they have not been through beauty school and have not passed state board and that it may take them a couple of times to understand the technique. I must say I have gotten a lot more patient with them and vice versa. Halfway through the semester I can look back and honestly say... We have come a long way!

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

I love your post . . . 75 times, really? Seems that way doesn't it? You surely have come a long way in making the adjustment from the 'real world' to the classroom, and sharing your career experience with your students can make a big difference in your classes. Keep after them!