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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?

Monday, August 23, 2010

New Year..New me...Priceless!

Well, before the school year began there was some house cleaning issues I addressed. Since this will be my first full year of teaching and somewhat the “senior” teacher, I completed changed the room. There were many tools and materials I found buried in the L&J storage closet.

Picture this..Walking into the classroom with crime scene tape on the entry door, the classroom is set-up in stadium seating. There are three large flags, the American flag, the official police flag, and the state flag, sits next to the judge’s bench.

We began a new student system along with small learning communities, so currently the classes are pretty much incorrect. My largest class is 19 students with 3 in internships which I have no place for them to go.
So besides the class concerns:
1. I implemented a bulletin board with my class rules on it, and I have the lab rules posted on the windows.
2. I posted College 411 poster throughout the class because we, CTAE, are now required to have students to log on and use the website.
3. I greeted each student and checked their schedule. I had only one student out of place.
4. I welcomed my students with a large stop sign for those gentlemen who pants were below their buttocks.
5. I added two to my advisory committee, interim Director of the public safety center, and Captain with the School Police.
6. I’m friendly, firmed, informative, and direct. One student stated he did not want to change because of me. (Awe!)
I could go on, but want. Today, was good day!

1 comment:

Becky said...

Hey Sabrina!! Glad your having a good year so far. I have changed a lot as well..... I love the classroom set up that you got going on! Very organized and professional. I like the use of the stop sign and the posted rules. CHHS is struggling with the dress code this year! Holes everywhere, and I do mean everywhere!!! Hope the rest of the week goes great.