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FINAL BLOG POST - OUR "DAILY TRIPLE" (DUE 12/1).
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, April 22, 2014

Lee Iacocca...

Lee Iacocca stated, "In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and highest responsibility anyone could have." Do you agree or disagree, and why? In general terms, everyone at some point regardless of their profession are teachers. You can teach by your lifestyle, what you believe in, or simply sharing words of encouragement. As a profession, I agree in the sense that holding the position as a teacher is indeed a honor. You witness the development of a student's mind that you actually took part of. As for the statement, "...the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and highest responsibility anyone could have", I totally disagree. Every job, profession and craft out there is necessary which benefits everyone. If we didn't have garbage men to pick up our trash which in my eyes is of the upmost importance in sanitizing our neighborhood, could that be viewed as settling for less? I beg to differ.

2 comments:

Jonathan Thomas said...

I completely agree with you. This was my thought exactly. I think we all play an important role in society, no matter what our position. Since the majority of us worked in other positions, I wouldn't think we would agree with the statement. I know I don't. I feel my role as a Police Officer was very important to maintaining order and peace. All of which I believe contribute to a just society where productive citizens have the opportunity to live and work without worry. Therefore, I am with you in saying we all play important roles, one is not more important than another.

Taylor said...

I agree with the statement for the most part, but like you, I see the valid point that all jobs are important in their own way. Much like in the theater world they say "there are no small parts, just small actors", I think this applies to careers. We all need all the professions... because if we didn't, they wouldn't exist in the first place.