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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?

Monday, September 30, 2013

Daddy Maddox his home.

I know the title is a bit much. But I know there were moments when I my parents wanted to ship me away because I was getting on there nerves. As educators we all see our kids as if they are really ours. Last week I was out of the building for  a professional development class. My kids were very upset when I told them I would be gone for four days. Well long story short, when I returned to class today my entire class stood up and gave a standing ovation. They then went on and on how I can not have any more absences or they were going to go crazy. I laughed right before I told them I would not be in on Wednesday. This is the moment when I realized the influence we have on our kids. I smiled inside and said "Thats what if feels like to be a teacher. " It was indeed a rewarding status.


Nurse TJ said...

Awwwwww!!!!! What a heart warming story, Henderson!! I bet that experience did make you feel like you have a huge impact on the students. It's amazing how the routine things that we do, like reporting to work daily, make such a difference to the students in our lives.

Mark said...

That's a great story! I it's always good when the kids miss you and never want you to leave for anything. It really makes you eliminate any doubt that your kids really appreciate you. It also makes them appreciate good people in our school systems because we know that some of our kids don't see many people who appreciate them as they should.