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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, October 15, 2010

"Assumptions" Oct.11

Yes, I find that is the case sometimes. One year I had a particular student who was very engaging. At first, she seemed outgoing, polite, and very helpful. So I listed this student as a substitute helper for when I am absent. But by the third week of school this student talked way too much and distracted the class. Students did not respect her and she eventually got into an altercation with another student and was punished according to school policy. I quickly removed the student from my sub-list and wrote a more reliable student in her place. This student was quite the charmer. She had me fooled for a little while.


Janet Mac said...

Angie, I can relate to this story. I too had a student who I thought was just a good all around student and I trusted her to do several things for me. This student one day just totally took me for a loop. She started talking back when I would give an assignment and was rude and disrespectful for no apparent reason. I was vey disappointed in this student and I could not understand what triggered her outburst. I do have this student again this year and I have been mentally taking notes about certain behaviors. I don't want to make any assumptions about her again but I am very cautious going forward.

Leola said...

I also had a student I thought I could trust. She was in charge of keeping track of who had on the appropriate dress for class. I noticed that she listed her friends who did not have on their scrubs that day so I reassigned the duty. I explained the behavior was the same as "cheating", I couldn't believe she didn't think it was such a big deal, because it wasn't a test.