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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, September 4, 2012

Teaching Experience

Please write about something that happened last week in your "teaching life" that made you happy and think to yourself, "this is what teaching is all about!"

On last week, I had the opportunity to assist 3 young people complete college applications to Johnson and Wales University who I have had the pleasure of teaching Culinary Arts. I assisted these young people with the process that are required to enter school for Fall 2013 semester. Teaching is indeed a passion that one must have to be successful.

This opportunity  to assist this young people made me very proud of what I do each and everyday. Not only did I serve as their teacher, but as a Counselor as well. These young people looked up to me for guidance and directions as their prepare to compete in the world.


Leonard Holifield said...


Great job your doing in working with your students and assisting them in their future endeavors. Your right, not only are you a teacher, but a counselor as well, in helping them to navigate their chosen careers and future occupations. ASgain, Great Job and keep up the good work!


Cassandra M said...

Kudos, Chef Tony! This is indeed a wonderful moment. I still remember and am grateful to my English teacher who took the time to show me how to use the internet and assisted me with completing college applications. I would've been so lost without her! I know that you will be remembered by those students in the same way for years to come!

Theresa Kuhn said...

Tony - great job as a teacher and counselor!! Did you ever think that you would be wearing more than just a chef's hat? Now you have a whole inventory of them!

I recently had a similar experience with a few of my students after teaching them about the many different healthcare careers there are out in the "real world". We also spent some time on how to dress for interviews and what to bring, what to say, etc. Since then I have had two students come to me outside of class time and ask me if what they had picked out to wear to their job interviews was appropriate. (I was so tickled by this!) A third student came to me after her recent job interview to tell me how well she had done and thank me and stated "the interviewer said she was so surprised by how well I presented for someone my age!" Isn't wonderful to see we make a difference! Keep up your wonderful ways- I learn from you too!

Chef Tiffany said...

For the student, it is nice to be able to come to someone they trust and not be turned away because what they are asking "is not OUR job". They know you want the best for them. We all have had at least one somebody that was there for us in the same way. You didn't even think did you? You're a lot like me in thinking of these situations after the fact. But, looking back you wouldn't change a thing. The extra effort and the extra time leads to someone's brighter future. When you attend their graduation, be sure to send us pictures!