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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 Next Most Important Thing"

The next most important thing that I learned this semester is the value of my administrators. I work with a good group of administrators. My school has a total of 5 AP's. One AP in particular is excellent at what she does. She is the AP over instruction. Her last name begins with a B. When the principal is out she is always in charge because she is good at what she does. When she is not there, I feel lost. Her presence brings me relief and comfort. I know when she is not there even if I don't have prior knowledge of her absence. Because of the aforementioned facts, I call her "the Queen B of Columbia". She is very supportive and resourceful. For me, as well as others, I can say that she will always have your back. As long as you do what you are supposed to do, you're covered. She is very welcoming and easy to talk to. She is a wife and mother and is therefore very understanding and sympathetic as well as empathetic when needed.

Our principals last name also begins with a B, so I call him "the King B of Columbia". He is very knowledgable and resourceful as well. He is only 40 and is excellent at running or managing a school. One of his goals is to promote higher learning for the students. He has and is implementing many different strategies for student improvement. He is also implementing different teaching strategies for the teachers in order to see an improvement in student behavior as well as achievement. Slowly but surely we are all beginning to see a change in the students as well as the mindset of the teachers.

I am truly blessed to have an excellent group of administrators who are genuinely concerned about the students as well as the teachers and staff.

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Yes, you are blessed to be in the same school as your Busy B's! Really makes you that much of a better teacher and, knowing you, drives you to make them proud!