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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?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Hawaii Here I Come!!!!

Who doesn't dream about winning the lottery and taking a cruise, a long cruise! Well, I'm one of those dreamers and have the lottery ticket receipts to prove it! Well, after realizing that I'm now a multi-millionaire, and consulting with my command staff ie: CPA, Attorney, Financial Consultant and Security Team, I would then make plans to talk to my replacement. The advice that I would give to my replacement teacher is to set the ground rules and stick to them! In other words, when addressing the students, "Say what you mean and mean what you say". This in and of itself, goes a long way. I would ensure that all lesson plans were in order and go over each of them with my new replacement. I would also ensure that my replacement has everything he/she needs to include the assistance of my class leaders and other designated, responsible student helpers, to help make his/her job easier!

1 comment:

Tony Atchison said...


I definetly like Hawaii! After reading your post you are a teacher that respect your students and have implemented a strong classroom environment that are built on routines. Students need to be made aware that they are special and their futures look bright. I like the fact that you will take the time to go over the lesson plans with your replacement teacher to make sure that learning will continue and student achievement increases. Great job Leonard!!