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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?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


 Is all information equal? Is it accurate, worthy of our attention? How do you decide which information to take in and which to discard? Most importantly, how will you teach your CTE students about information literacy?

    Over the past two weeks I have learned more about the internet and how to use it. Before I would go "Google" what I was looking for in hopes it would appear magically on my screen. Now that I am aware of how to use .org, .gov, .com I have been able to sufficiently search the web. Which in turn has helped me teach my students. Though this generation gets marked as the computer savvy kids they are not all that savvy. The are very good at social media site but outside of that I have found at Marietta they are not too smart.
    I my class there is always something to talk about in regards to Law Enforcement. As everyone knows its always the bad on the media in regards to Police and what they did wrong and "who killed who" today. Now with the new White Cop v. Black criminal wave that has come about my students want to talk about it everyday and know my thoughts and opinion. I don't go into depth about the topic but speak on the ethical standards in which we as Law Enforcement Officers are held to. I also speak in regards to how we as the people have lost sight as to what is right and what is wrong and no matter what race, gender or sexuality we are we all, have a standard in which we should live by and should have self respect and respect for others.
    So what I have done in my class to teach is I have the students look up a topic daily and we spend the first few minutes of class talking about the subject. They are allowed to use their phones, computer or news paper article they saw the day before.
    In regards to this topic I try to get my students to realize not everything published by the media is 100% accurate. The bad is what sells and hardly ever the good. Stay positive and rely on yourself and hold your neighbor accountable if he or she is about to do something stupid.

1 comment:

e.lear said...

HEy! I love daily topics. Our new age student needs to keep up with trends and what is going on. Always knowing what is changing adn what is going on in the U.S. and the world! Newspapers are lost and I love them. There is so much to learn on paper other than what "might be true" on internet media. I like that we are introducing on how to look things up and showing them these tools in our class. Should they be getting them in computer class? Sure do they not always. I have many kids who say they sit in class on their phones. Just because their teachers dont care. What are they doing? Not learning they are on twitter, or snap chatting other students.