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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?

Sunday, October 12, 2014

"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try."

I think this quotes means a lot. As humans we are bound to fail at one point in time of our lives, rather its when we are children, teens or adults. It inevitable to happen, but how we react to failure is what determines who we are. I personally would rather try a task 100x and fail rather than not try at all. When it comes to us CTE teachers it is very important that we accept the fact that some of our lesson plans are going to fail. Some our students are not going to be the angels that we want them to be but we still have to try to teach them as much as we can. Personally teaching at an urban school has shown me a lot when it comes to failing. Though some of the students have labels of trouble makers and misfits, I REFUSE to give up on that student, because I feel like if I FAIL to educate that student, that student could FAIL at life. That child's life could be "doomed" if I don't at least try to steer him/her in the right direction.


cali b said...

I agree with your post. The only thing that beats a “TRY” is a “FAIL” and it should not be an option to never “TRY”. Teaching young adults that a failure only makes you stronger is important. Young adults today must be resilient to failure and understand that failing does not make one a failure. We as teachers must be on the front line to teach this lesson. The lesson is learned everyday by students who don’t make a passing grade on every assignment. We are in the position to teach this lesson best and offer encouragement to try again and never give up.

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