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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, November 8, 2011

Surprised Student

Surprised Student which really doesn't surprize me.

Shop math class today we will be learning how to Measure a footing to figure out the cubic yards so we will know how much concrete to order from the supplier. ......... Student: Why do you need math in construction anyway? You just build stuff anyway. A linear yard, square yard, cubic yard who cares. Mr.G...... I want to go in the back and build something. Ok what do you want to build? A dog house. Ok get me a picture of what kind you want to build, the dimensions of the dog house, the type and slope of the roof, draw a set of plans to include a floor plan and two elevations one front elevation and one the side elevation, and put together a material list, do a cost estimate and a takeoff, get back to me with those items along with an invoice and purchase order for the materials needed and I will get you started now. That is as long as you can get it to me today and get it without using math. If you can do that I will even pay for the materials out of my pocket. OK I will.....
Surprised at Hardaway.

1 comment:

Craig said...

Hilarious Paul. I can so identify with this mentality. Sounds like you and I have similar type students. Challenging them to look further than their own nose is sometime seemingly impossible. Yet, every now and then one or two of them will surprise you when they seem they just might start to "get it."

I'd be willing to bet that student in your post probably wasn't one of them.