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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

Tough Times and Budget Cuts

Our school system is in the same boat as all the school systems in Georgia. It has been the talk of all the teachers and administration for most of this year. Some teachers are acting brave and taking the stance, "They can't get rid of me. I am way too important here." Some you can tell are scared to death and are nervous about their future. I have always been one of those people who plan for the worst and hope for the best. I have not really been dwelling on this situation, but it is in my mind. One of the silly things about all of this in our school system is that, not this fall, but next, they are opening a brand new high school. So, right now, they are telling all three of our high schools that people are going to lose their jobs, but in one year, they are going to have to staff a new brand new school. So, I am thinking, "Maybe I could travel the world for a year. Backpack through the mountains of Tanzania or swim the waters of the Dead Sea." I know I am being a bit silly, but isn't it strange for a school system to tell people that they don't need your services, but hey they might next year!

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Hi, Dwayne - great post, and so true. If you really are serious about Tanzania or the Dead Sea, let me know . . .