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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?

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Good and Bad of being a CTE teacher.

Well lets talk about the bad first. I found in helping Officer Gravitt with his CTE class the learning curve of learning and listening is very broad. Marietta High School is a melting pot of different caliber of students. As a CTE teacher trying to get students ready for the world is hard because this generation is lazy and expect things to be handed to them. The worst thing that I found is the lack of respect towards authority. I mean I don't expect every kid to like their teachers and police officers, but I do expect them to have respect. I am sure that is the same everywhere, but as an officer and a teacher that is one thing I expect no matter  how and where the kids are raised.


Now the good is awesome! The kids that want to be in CTE are very enthusiastic. They ask lots of question and I think it is really cool when I have students ask me good questions like how do I get into public safety? Instead of have you ever shot someone? I have found this year that the students  have finally passed the point of seeing me as just officer Cannon. They seem to feel more comfortable in talking to me and are being more receptive to my teaching! I am honored to be able to help mold the future leaders of the world because the way things are today we definitely need the next generation to be smart, educated,  and motivated.






C.Cannon

4 comments:

dwight colbert said...

Chris, that disrespect thing is very prevalent within the school that I work in as well. I have learned to stay within myself and to not expect much from the students in the form of traditional manners or respect. That way I don't get to frustrated and loose it when those few challenge me with disrespectful comments or actions.

dwight colbert said...

Chris, that disrespect thing is very prevalent within the school that I work in as well. I have learned to stay within myself and to not expect much from the students in the form of traditional manners or respect. That way I don't get to frustrated and loose it when those few challenge me with disrespectful comments or actions. I have several students participating in shadowing several physicians at Grady Hospital that I hand picked, I shudder to think of any of them showing any disrespect as a reflection of me and Grady.

Adam Gravitt said...

Okay, I'm going to try this for the third time because the program keeps deleting my post. I too feel like the students here are disrespectful. Getting them all the time instead of in short doses can be very draining. However, it can be very rewarding as well. I appreciate all you do for my class. You are always willing to help at the drop of a hat or with no notice at all. The students always enjoy what you bring to the table and chose to teach. Every class enjoyed the Charles Manson video. Thank you for all you do for me and the class.

Ruth Q said...

Hi Chris, that is an excellent point about the disrespect. I think it is the generation because it's the same at my school too. I teach at the high school I graduated from and one of my old teachers who now subs told me " these aren't the same kind of kids that were here when you were here, these kids are different." She was so right. A lot has changed in 22 years.