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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?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Class T-Shirt

If you haven't noticed, the club/class related t-shirt is gold to a high school student. There has been lots of talk over the past few years for our classes to have their own shirt. Finally folding, no pun intended, to the project, I began planning with some of my upper level students. When the design of the t-shirt came up, they said they'd like the back of the shirt to feature funny phrases/terms/situations that have come up throughout our year of Broadcast/Video Production. I shrugged and told them that if that's what they wanted, and everything remained appropriate, that would be fine. They began making a list on a whiteboard right outside of my office. Over the past week or two, the list on the board has grown to well over 50 quotes. Every time I walk by the board to go into the office, something on there catches my attention and makes me either smile, or, laugh out loud. During this hectic time of year, something as simple as remembering a clever anecdote a student made can make such a difference. All the experiences I've had teaching cannot fit onto that board, but the short list my students have created sums up so many of the positive things I feel about teaching. Being young, and a "newlywed", people often ask when I plan on having kids. I smile and tell them that I have a few hundred already.


Patrick said...

I was really surprised at the reaction to the "EPHS Auto Tech" T-shirts I had made. My teenage daughter cobbled together some images to make a really cool logo. I then had a local company rework the art. I have sold around 75 shirts and pullovers already. I took the time to make a logo that was of high quality and the kids appreciated it. Most club shirts at our school look cheesy and I did not want that for my crew. It has made being in "Auto Shop" cool again.

Dr. M said...

Hi, guys - what a great idea from both of you, and a fundraiser of sorts as well! If the students buy into it, interest and pride in your programs will surely benefit, as will enrollment.