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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?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Making assumptions

I can admit that I did make an assumption about one of my students and my assumption was wrong. I have a student who is over 6 feet tall and is very loud and is always rapping out loud. Well come to find out this student is actually a good student. You might ask, "What do you consider a good student?" This student completes all of the assignments early, to the point I have to give him more to do. He always comes to me and ask "Ms. Jackson I'm finished, what do you want me to do next?" I tell you when I realized this wasn't the average student I was pleasantly surprised. Most of my students do not complete assignments and I have to explain the directions several times. So the moral of this is don't make assumptions about "people" based on looks and your past experiences,get to know the person for who "they are" not on generalizations.

1 comment:

Chef BCY said...

I wish we had more students like this on in all our classes - then life would be too easy I guess.

Recently I realized that because our students may look mature they are not and sometimes we as teachers tend to forget that they may be tall and big but they are still just teens and we have to deal with them as adults in the making. We cannot have too many expectations of them - yet we have to draw the line somewhere and yet maintain a professional teacher student relationship. If we can accomplish this tasks - I believe we as teachers will achieve a few of our objectives or goals.