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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, September 16, 2012

Whats Really in The Water Bottles

What surprised you the most this week at school and why? (This could be something about your own reactions to what went on, or something that someone did, or anything else that occurs to you.)

What suprised me this week at school was what students are really drinking in water and Gatorade/Powerade bottles. We as teacher think nothing of a water or Gatorade/Powerade bottle, but whats really in the bottles? Well let me give you the heads up teachers students are putting  tranparent alcoholic drinks in clear water bottles (Grey Goose Vodka, Belvedere Vodka and  Smirnoff Vodka) . To kill the strong smell of the Vodka students are putting water flavor packs such as (Propel Zero, Crystal Light, and Mio) in the bottle along with the alchole. They are also using Gatorade/Powerade to mix with alcohol this is very dangerious. As we know Gatorade/Powerade goes straight to your boold strem to rehydrate your body. When you mix the two it causes you to reach the legal alcohol limit 10x faster, cause alcohol posion, or death. This has been a issue in schools for the pass 2 years I am banning all drinks in my class.


Dr. J said...

Hello,I thik your post is very important. Thank you for sharing this information. I also agree with your policy of no drinks in class. Your thinking is sound! Dr. J.

Coy said...

This is a very informative post! Since this is something that your school is now aware of, has the administration thought about removing vending machines? I know that they raise a lot of school revenue. If this was ever the case at my school, my administration would be appalled. Not at the actual activity, but at the reality of having to possibly lose a large number of drink machines. I'm interested to see how this plays out. Let's hope that they get to the bottom of it soon. I would hate to see a huge fall out from something like this.