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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, November 4, 2011

what a surprise!

this week has been a crazy one! First of all I am constantly reminded of the challenges that you face as a teacher. Just to start, I have a couple students in a couple of classes that are just off the wall. Well they have been either out or suspended a couple days this week and it is amazing the difference in the attitude of the class when they are gone. My classes were great!! On a second and the worst part of my week happened today. I had a student(9th grader) to go to the office today for acting up in the hallway. Well I'm not sure how it came up but he ended up in the office for a completely different reason. Another student accused him of selling marijuana to another student at school. They didn't find anything so they let him go. He came during my lunch to get his books and I asked what happened and he said that he was accused and I said "well did you or did you not distribute marijuana at school" and he said no sir. Maybe I should have left it at that, but he gave the look to the left and right as if he were lying to me. I said tell me the truth! I have established a great relationship with my students to the point where they have grown to trust me and confide in me. I love this, but he actually admitted to me that he did it!!!!! Now I was obligated to tell administration. I realllllllllllly didn't want to because I felt like I was breaking a precious thing with him called TRUST. I told on him though. I knew I had the legal obligation to. This day has been really hard for me. He left the office when told not to and came straight to me. He was so upset that I thought he was going to have an anxiety attack! He was hurt that I told on him. I hope one day that he realizes that I just didn't want him to go down the road he was taking. He is only fifteen years old. This day really surprised me of how emotional this career is!!

1 comment:

Angie said...

Wow, talk about TMI. I had a former student and club member to get busted this week as well. The day before he had just asked me was it to late to join FCCLA. All I can say is... its the times that we live in now. Unfortunately alot of our kids don't realize the damage they are doing until its to late. Maybe its best he learns it now, rather than getting caught up when he is older. If he has never had any trouble before he could get the records sealed while he is a minor. But only if his parents think he has really learned a lesson and is willing to turn over a new leaf.