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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, October 28, 2012

What teaching is all about

What did you learn this week either formally or informally that will help you grow as a teacher? You may have learned this from another teacher, through an experience, from a student, in class, etc. Please keep in mind our blog "rules." Thanks, Dr. J

The things that I learned this week from both students and teachers was that most students that I teach now are lower middle class or poor. I learned this week during advisory student filled out a survey that ask about there annual house hold income, the average was 25,000 across the board. It also asked how many students stay in a 2 parent house hold it was less than 20% that had 2 parents in a household. The survey also asked how many students have tried drugs or beeen around people during drugs 70% answered they had or been around it or done drugs. As i was looking at the numbers from the surevy a co-worker made a comment "students main focus is not with use 60% of the time but the 40% we do have there attention we need to  capture there minds and teach life lesson" I learned this week that teaching is bigger than your class its about the success of your students in life.

1 comment:

Akisa Hurst said...

The statistics that you cited are powerful. This information really tells you alot about your students before you ever teach one lesson. I often find myself wondering if my students come in cranky, if they had breakfast or if they had eaten dinner last night. In the end, I know that I am more then a teacher in many cases, and I cherish that role.