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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

Exposing the Children to the Hair Industry

Today was an exciting and positive day ! I have the great opportunity to escort my children from my Skills USA club at Lucy C. Laney to the World famous Bronner Brothers Hair Show in Atlanta. I want to express my feelings as both a teacher and a industry stylist. This was a very heart -felt experience for the children ,many of the children from my area have never had the chance to travel to Atlanta at all , more less experience a World renowned Hair Show. It was a trip of a lifetime that was both enlightening and awesome. We started this journey at 8:30am from Augusta until we arrived back from Atlanta 8:30pm . Now all i can say is its time for Bed and the all -day excursion with my children was GREAT !!!


Anitra said...

Blessings to you Selina! "Exposure is the precursor to education" I always say. This trip alone has ignited a desire to learn more and do more in your students. Nothing like a trip to real world to get your point/lesson across. Keep up the great work and get some rest!

Suzette said...

Hi Selina,

Great post! I understand 100% the sentiments that you describe in your post. On Friday, we made the journey to the CDC to broaden students minds and put an identity to some letters studied in a book. The most amazing thing is that each time I've taken a student group to the CDC there has been 1-2 students that begin to feel light-headed and queasy. Many of the students leave with a new sense of inquiry, while others are simply amazed that we have access to an organization the magnitude of the CDC here at our disposal. All in all, I love the concept of expanding the classroom beyond four walls to reach the intellect of our student population. Guess what----I share your love for teaching!

Dr. M said...

Hi, Selina - what a great day that must have been, and thanks for sharing. It is amazing what great influence educational trips have on your students. In a time of decreasing funding for such, it is really satisfying to hear how meaningful yours was. Keep after it!

Randi said...

Wow! Selina Selina this was an awesome experience for both you and your students. I can't even begin to imagine how excited they were. Seeing this up close and personal is very eye-opening for them. It really puts things into perspective.