Rules For Posting To This Blog and Weekly Blog Question

1. Only use your first name (no last names, addresses, IM screen names, etc.)
2. Show respect and consideration of others when posting and commenting. This includes individuals, students, organizations, political parties, colleagues, etc.
3. Check all posts for spelling and grammar errors before posting.
4. Protect the privacy of others. Gain permission from other people before you write about them. Avoid sharing someone else's last name. Use job titles or pseudonyms when writing about experiences with your co-workers or students.
5. Watch your language. Use politically correct and non-offensive language.
6. Make sure you write about things that are factual.
7. Keep your postings education-oriented. Avoid discussing plans for the weekend, etc.

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, September 13, 2010

Need to Vent

I enjoy what I do, but don't enjoy the way some of my senior students are thinking or where they are headed. Many have obviously graduated in their mind already and are disruptive, ungratful, and can be very rude at times. They really don't appreciate what they have or what it took for their parent's to get it for them. When attempting to teach them about respect for themselves and especially others. Their comment is "I won't respect anyone who does not respect me", but they want all the respect. Next semester I am taking several of them to a nursing facility to complete 24 hours of clinical training. Hopfully my mature few will be able to assist and attempt to calm them down or several will not complete their pathways or become nursing assistants. I will not jepordise the safety of any patient due to their bad attitudes or disrespect. Hope you all's day is great. Mine is just fantastic.

1 comment:

Tracy Misner said...

I know EXACTLY how you students last year did this to me up to the point of getting thrown out of my program.

With my new students this year, it has been all about wanting to learn and do more.

I think what helped me the most was focusing in on my program to deliver timely and relevant information to my students. The ones who opened up to receive it got rewarded by having their videos shown and displayed..the others were all about WANTING respect without giving anything in return..those students were actually removed from my program by producing videos that were in violation of school policies and the program's policy...

This year, because of the higher standards that I set for the program, the students followed suit. students are VERY receptive to high standards....set them and eventually the program turns itself around!