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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, November 13, 2012

A Word to the Wise

This week I had seniors. Some are getting ready for college and some are getting ready for the real world. We had a little down time right before the bell rang. One of the students asked, "Ms. Davis, what do you do besides subbing?" I replied, "I'm a hair salon owner." She then went on to ask, "What do you recommend for us Seniors that are about to go into the real world and achieving our goals?" I thought that was a great question from a student because you rarely find a younger person that is interested in what the teacher has to say. I let them know that they can do whatever they set their minds to. It's about believing in themselves and knowing that noone can take that belief from them. That short time frame kind of made my day to know that a student actually listened and care enough to hear my opinion.


Akisa Hurst said...

I wish I had someone as a senior in high school to guide me, especially an entrepreneur who could give me same sound business advice (those credit card companies that hung out on campus would never have gotten my attention). I hope that my story is one that inspires others just like you are doing with your story.

Donna Blankenship said...

I like those moments when someone asks a question and you can really tell that they really want to know what you have to say. I try to be honest and let them know what it took for me to be where I am today. I had a great teacher in high school that was a real role model for me and it made me want to be just like her. A Cosmetology teacher! Just like my Classroom Procedures...#7 says: Say..."Yes I can!" I also tell them...."Can't, Can't never could and won't never will." Now when someone in class says that they can't do something, someone always corrects them and quotes me. :)