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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?

Friday, September 10, 2010

Classroom Management!!

This past week has really tested my ability to implement all of the classroom management skills that were introduced in NTI. Due to an increase number of students and school budget cuts, my classes have such a wide variety of students and the number seems to increase daily. It becomes a little frustrating to have so many students who are just placed in classes they have no desire to be in, but have no other courses to choose from. It becomes difficult to manage these students who really don't care and bring negativity to the class. I think that I have handled things well up until this point, but I guess I just needed to vent a little because I know that there is really nothing that can be done. I will continue to use the techniques that I have learned for managing my classes effectively and hopefully things will improve quickly.

1 comment:

Chef BCY said...

Hang in there Janet,
We are all facing this challenge. The students placed into my classes also included students who do not want to be in Culinary Arts. Yet we must maintain professionalism when they act out in the class room. My classes were changed - I was not advised - so I had no lesson plans and never taught this final level of my class. What should I do - scream, pull my hair out! I vented and did the best I could do in that situation. Made new lesson plans and adapted. To make matters worse they cancelled the class and switched to another class. Currently I have no second period at week 5 - I am still waiting on administration to place students into this class. In the meantime I am using this time to plan and work on FCCLA stuff. Keep smiling :>)