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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, March 28, 2010

School Role

The role of the school should do just what it's design to do and more. School is designed to educate,counsel,guide,expose and discipline. As a Teacher there are more responsibilities that come along with it that we don't expect. As my colleague stated in her post education starts at home and school highlight the subject matter. As we know some students don't have the exposure to education at home. Naturally, the school are held accountable to close the gap. In most cases Students are expected to have a health/balance home life. Unfortunately, more and more students are considered at risk. In turn the school has to counsel student to assist with self-esteem and other situation. The school also have to help the student to caught up with their academic due to the fact they don't receive reinforcement at home and they have negative/complex circumstances at home. This cycle repeats itself over and over again. The school role continues to change and no one can really stick to one thing which define the school role. Since there are so many things schools are having to do along with education, students and teachers are not able to focus on the main goal education.


1 comment:

Shana said...

I agree that there are more responsibilities that come along with this job. I never thought as BVP teacher I would be dealing with so many emotions..I have been prepared my whole life for this but it is nothing like the battlefield until we step foot on those grounds.