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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?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Perkins Money

Since I began my career in education I have made less money every year. That is not really the direction I thought that I would be going. Although I make less money every year, I still seem to spend more money every year on supplies for my class projects. Something just doesn't add up here. Less money + spending more money= BAD!!! We are always encouraged to do "more hands on" or "project" based lessons, but guess what? That takes more money!!! That is why we need that Perkins money!!Our administrators always praise the work that we do and are so proud of all of the projects that we do, however, I don't think they realize how much money we spend out of our own pockets. I am very proud of our program and feel like we give our students so many learning opportunities. I would hate to have to cut back on our "hands on" activities, but I personally can not afford to spend more money out of my own pocket. If Perkins goes away I'm afraid that I will too, simply because I will not be able to afford to teach my class the way that it needs to be taught.


ZELDA said...

Yes, this is what I have found also to be true not enough money to do projects to keep the students engaged with different activities. I know as educators we must make it work one way or another. So we just have to do the best we can do.

Emily said...

You are right about spending money. When we get our allotment we are told to spend it quickly, before it goes away. I would like to be able to use it thru out the year. Even then I am sure it would not last long. We are being pressed to engage students more with less. I am sure it will get worse before it gets better. I hope we all can last. The students deserve a complete education .