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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?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Hold On

The thing that I learned this week about myself and teaching is that you never give up on a student. I have the opportunity to teach a student for the second time this year because she failed my course last year. She has been a model student this year and is currently passing my class with an 88. After looking into her home life and some personal issues, it was brought to my attention that she has ADD and she wasnt't taking her medication properly. I spoke with her about being responsible with her health and future and encouraged her to do what she needed to do to bring out the best she has to offer herself and her community. She is like a whole different person this year and is doing well in all her classes. I guess sometimes persistance and patience pays off!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very good post. This is so true. We must never give up on our students. We must continue to hold on, no matter what. Our principle tell us all the time that we wouldn't believe some of the things that some of our students are going through at home. When you hear some of the things, it make you understand the behavior. I'm happy to hear that someone is determined to Hold On and take a stand and never give up on our children. As hard as it may get sometimes, I'm happy to know your still hanging in there. Keep up the good work.