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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 9, 2012

Jury Duty

Hello Everyone,

I had jury duty today and I couldn't  help but reflect upon who a "jury of our peers" is. I looked around and wondered what careers potential jurors have, what level of education they have, and most important if they have problem solving skills and can evaluate the quality of evidence.  I hope their teachers were thoughtful and took them to the higher levels of Bloom's taxonomy with objectives and questions.  I didn't get selected to serve on a jury . . . I never do!  Dr. J.


Leonard Holifield said...

That's an interesting observation you had on the other jurors. And your absolutely right! One must wonder who your in that room with, what their individual backgrounds are, their thought processes and education. Reminds me of one of my favorite classic movies "12 Angry Men" or should I say "11 Angry Men and 1 Composed, Logical Woman"

Theresa Kuhn said...

I have not had jury duty in a while and you reminded me of my last "turn at it". I did the same thing- looking around and wondering what each of the jurors did for a living, could they make a unbiased judgement as a final goal, would they even be able to problem solve with this many people and then even make a decision (so that I could get out and back to work!), and who would represent us in the end among many other questions I had. I ended up getting picked and when I left briefly to go to the restroom, I came back to find out that I was selected as jury foreman no less! Dr. Burns, I need to know your secret to not getting chosen! It did turn out to be a three day process of problem solving and almost a "hung jury"; mainly due to our very different backgrounds and life experiences. A lesson well learned by me back then!

huffypicks said...

I prayed to the jury gods that I never have jury duty. It is very scary thought that you might have a 50/60/70 year old women or man that has a 6th grade education along with people with a PHD to determine guilty or not. With all the crinmal justice shows on prime time t.v such as first 48,Bones,and CSI LA people get a false sence of justice. I think jury duty is a joke no one wants to be there and most people go with the majority so they can go home such a false hope. The criminal justice system in the United States needs to be reformed it lacks the focus of "Justice".