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1. Only use your first name (no last names, addresses, IM screen names, etc.)
2. Show respect and consideration of others when posting and commenting. This includes individuals, students, organizations, political parties, colleagues, etc.
3. Check all posts for spelling and grammar errors before posting.
4. Protect the privacy of others. Gain permission from other people before you write about them. Avoid sharing someone else's last name. Use job titles or pseudonyms when writing about experiences with your co-workers or students.
5. Watch your language. Use politically correct and non-offensive language.
6. Make sure you write about things that are factual.
7. Keep your postings education-oriented. Avoid discussing plans for the weekend, etc.

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, October 16, 2013

For this next week we are going to have "open mic." This means you may blog about anything related to teaching, your school, CTE in general or life as a GSU student. This week has been super crazy at my school! We had several different gang fights in 2 days where several students were arrested. Two dogs came on campus and attacked a student and he had to be transported to the ER (I'm sure you heard about it if you watch the news). The day our department went to the HOSA Fall Rally in Perry, Ga. the school was on lockdown because of gang fighting. Yesterday was our 1st day back from the students having 2 days off and then today we are having a school wide PSAT exam. Our principal has put in several new procedures that have calmed everything down. There never seems to be enough time in the day and there is always something unexpected happening at our school but I'm ready for the challenge. This is my second year teaching and although it is better in certain areas, other areas are more difficult. I'm optimistic that things will calm down and the student will get more serious about their education overall.


TSS said...

Everyone has the good and the bad. I hear on the news that APS is considering investing in multimillion dollar equipment to help increase the safety of the faculty and students. Based upon the safety challenges you have witnessed in the last 2 years, do you feel the new equipment will decrease the "unwanted" incidents significantly? Why or why not? Explain. (lol)

ChiroCourt said...

It depends on what type of equipment it is...honestly, I feel the only thing that will protect the entire campus is a gated fence that surrounds the entire campus that has a few guards posted. We need police that regularly monitor the campus and at least one police officer/resource officer in each school. We have 4 schools on our campus. I haven't heard about this equipment, but I don’t watch the news either...