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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

When it rains...Dance

Well, reading over some of the post it appears we all facing the same issues. I was in a meeting and said that if corporate America was ran like how we run our schools we would be in worst trouble than we are now.
I can honestly say that I have never had a lot of confidence in Georgia's educational system. We are confused on what is important, and that is educating our young people. We try this, and change that, and at the end of it all we are still ranked in the bottom.

I read a sign that stated, "don't live in the situation," well I now understand what that means. I lived in my situation last school year. I was always frustrated because of lack of leadership, unconcerning students, etc. I teach with a smile, and I go home with that same smile. I am no longer concerned with trying to figure out this broken educational system. I do what I can.

I am sorry I want see you guys Saturday, but I have decided to go headed with seeing a very dear and close friend for nearly 20 years, walk down the isle.

"Live beyond your situation!"


donna bresnan said...

You are so right about just doing what you can do and feeling good at the end of the day that your heart and intention were in the right place. Donna

Tashia said...

The CEO of my mother's corporation was a sports coach. Now he's a success coach. He has a great book called "Coach". He is know for saying " all you can do is all you can do and all you can do is enough!" We are all devoted to what we do. There is no doubt in my mind that we go above and beyond. Once we have done that, we have done more than enough. I believe that all I can do, given the system we work in is to affect change in just a special few students. Knowing that they will take that and perhaps go on to affect change in the their peers and maybe the world.

Chef BCY said...

Sabrina I agree with you the education systems sucks with a capital "S". The kids and teachers are the ones who suffer the most. There is so much wastage at the top of the ladder, yet we at the bottom on the last rung are the ones made to feel the pinch. Anyway lets keep dancing daily, do our best no matter what. Dr Burns have given us the tools to dance with - so use them and do not loose sight of your integrity - once you remain professional we can dance the night away - no sweat no guilt.
Keep your toes pointed!!!
Chef bcy