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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's Today

The School's today have first and obligation to the world, the nation , and the community to resemble a pillar of strength not only to the community but also to today's learners , Yes as educators we are faced with students that endure economic strife and the hardships of gang violence that e currently plaque today's youth . The school offer a pillar of hope to many that find refuge in the four walls . For some students just the ideas of a building that offers love and support from caring individuals ,that consist of everyone that touches a child life daily ,from the bus driver to the lunch lady ,to the office secretary ,lets not forget the school nurse ,the coaches and those teachers like myself that love children and love the institute of teaching . I do realize that the school cannot be all things to all people ,however for those that reach out for a helping hand ,teachers can all things to all people . The teaching industry currently is in a state of turmoil ,however me must press on through ! Prayer changes things.


1 comment:

Mr."D" said...

I agree with your post. Prayer does change everything. I say prayers all the time for different students with problems. To alot of my students the school is their only refuge. A place to come and learn and be safe. I worry alot with all the gang violence, just how safe they are. I think a big part of my job as keeping students safe. I also, try and make students respectful. I stand up every morning to say the pledge. I ask that every student do the same. I believe we teach by setting a good example. Hopefully, what we do makes a difference and a better place for students to call"school."