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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 9, 2013

The Classroom Manager and the PR Manager Argued!!

I was surprised this week when I announced to the class that there would be a Classroom Manager postion and 5 people raised their hands to indicate that they wanted the position. I ended up having to interview them. I was surprised by their answers. They all were very professional and gave great answers. I had to call 3 of them back for "second" interviews. The day after the Classroom Manager and the Public Relations Manager had been "hired", I asked the Classroom Manager to pass out papers. We had also been using colored pencils that day. The PR Manager asked if he could collect the pencils, so I agreed, not realizing that WWIII was about to break out. When the Classroom Manager saw the PR Manager doing his job, he demanded an explanation. The two of them began to argue over which position had which job responsibilties. I was overjoyed that they had taken their responsibilities so seriously and I was equally amused. Luckily, I thought of a quick explanation as to why it was acceptable for the PR Manager to assist by collecting the colored pencils. Not only did they accept my explanation, but I noticed today that the Classroom Manager was giving the PR Manager helpful tips on how to answer the classroom phone.....H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S!!!!!

1 comment:

Dr. J said...

Isn't it great when we can laugh? It really sounds to me like you are on the right track. With positive encouragement and realistic praise I think you can keep the momentum going. Dr. J.