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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, September 1, 2010

Making Footprints in the sand!!!

What I am most proud of this week was my ability to began implementing programs that are directly related to Law and Justice, and the students are excited.

Let me go back, when I started last year I was replacing a very good and dedicated teacher. He brought the program to the school. I was confronted by parents and told, "you have some big shoes to fill." I kindly replied that the previous teacher definitely left his mark; however, "I do not fill shoes I make my own footprints in the sand!"

Not only can the students join Skills USA, they also have the options of Police Explorer program(1st time for the school), and to be certified with C.E.R.T. (community emergency response team) through the Fire department.
I have a verbal agreement with the adjacent middle school for my Law and Justice internship students to work at the middle school as an assistant to the School Resource Officer. This is what it is all about for me, trying to leave a legacy. I want my students to have many opportunities to succeed and belong.

1 comment:

Freda said...

Hi Sabrina,
I have enjoyed reading your blogs. They are very encouraging. I believe you are making a huge impact in the student's lives as well as in the community. May God continue to guide you on this teaching journey. Freda