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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, March 24, 2010

DON'T GET ME STARTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When I was in school it was mandatory for the parents to show up and meet the teachers. I wish that would happen again so you can really see and talk to each parent to make sure they have your back when it comes to teaching their child. We had prayer every morning in school prayer did not hurt anybody. Now when we pledge to the flag of the United States of America the students do not have to stand what type of crap is that my friends and family fought for this country no respect. I am going to stop now on this subject!!!!! The role of the school should be to communicate with the parents and kids and stop changing things so much.


Emily said...

You are very correct Zelda. I have had over 100 students this year, and have seen 5 parents in the 2 open houses. I have called several on the phone, and left messages to speak with them, and never gotten a return phone call. Today a student told me that what I told her was b---s----. Yet there are students that are engaged & want to learn. I tell myself that we cannot save them all, but keep trying. I don't believe myself sometimes. The nurse in me wants to save them all- but my inner self says that I need to let go, to have the energy to deal with the rest of the students.

Wyndell said...

You are exactly right! Here is some encouragement. This does still happen in some schools and it is possible for it to happen anywhere. In Bleckley County, parents are required to attend an open house at the school each year before school starts. Students are not allowed to start school until their parents have come in to review all of the rules, fill out all of the needed info and sign a document agreeing to abide by the school polices. Parents are required to come in during visitation after each report card and students are given ISS or suspended until their parents follow this policy. And their school report card is one of the best in the state. All this takes is for the teachers, administrators and board members to agree to follow and enforce the policies that have been passed.

Anitra said...

Zelda you are right on target with your post. I find myself wondering where is the parental accountability in all of this new aged learning??? All to often are teachers being penalized and given a bad rap for the lack of parenting and support that does not take place w/in the homes....Don't get me started...I will save the rest of my rant for my post.:0

Penelope said...

Zelda, I am in agreement with you. There is only so much that we as educators can do. The parents are not involved in their childrens lives at home or at school. The students are so not interested in their education. they are concerned about everything except what is important and that is their education. The changes began to take place after prayer was taken out of the schools. Our country was founded on the principles of God. Now look what has happened. There is a major lack of morals and values in todays youth. Because of the academic as well as moral deficiencies in our students, it is impossible for schools to be all things to all people. Additionally, schools should not change in order to meet the challenges. But students should somehow be expected to change in order to meet the moral and educational challenges that they face.