Rules For Posting To This Blog and Weekly Blog Question

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?

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Open Mic

First of all I want to say how blessed I am to be in a career position I have always dreamed of. I have worked hard to get where I am and I am still working hard. Some of it is a bit overwhelming but yet I know I can do it, I look at it as something that is going to make me stronger. J Not only am I blessed with the career position but also the school and teachers. We have a unique school that reaches out to students that are “at risk”. I’m very blessed to be with this school and work alongside teachers that are so supportive and loving to those sometimes “hard to love” students. Our teachers have a chance to give these students opportunities that everyone else has told them they do not have. They help the student find what motivates them or become their motivation. Our school is small and each student is different and unique. There could be a student with 4 credits or only needs 1 credit to graduate. Every time a student completes all of their credits (graduates) there is an announcement through the whole school, “I’m pleased to announce “student’s name” has graduated from Lanier Charter Career Academy today”. The cheering and clapping can be heard from a mile away as everyone in the school participates in their victory. We all will have an impact on a student and I hope and pray each day I am helping bring joy and hope into these students lives that they may not have. Each day I will make a difference even if it is just showing love and support. 

1 comment:

Candice Rayner said...

Kim I can totally relate to what you are thankful for. I too am very thankful for my job as a teacher at Dekalb High School of Technology South. I appreciate my job and I love making a difference. I think sometimes of all of the accomplishments that we have made in life but at the end of the day I have to ask myself what difference did it make. I am glad to say that my job as a teacher makes a difference.