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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?

Monday, September 21, 2015

A Stressful Moment...

I have had many of those situations within the last few weeks. But mostly, it boils down to the situation I had last week when the student told me that he thought my class was unimportant and he was done listening to me. Then he walked away from me. That moment has been haunting me since and I have lost sleep. And it happened to another teacher with the same student. The student was finally punished and given 1 day of ISS, but the punishment doesn’t really make me feel much better (nor does it make the other teacher feel much better). I have since had another conversation with the same student and we talked about why he and I were butting heads so much and how we could fix the problem. We decided together that we thought the problem was a lack of communication between the two of us. We decided that we would attempt to communicate a bit more effectively with each other. We shall see if that actually works…


Dr. J said...

I am glad you found out that the student did this with another teacher. I hope this helps you realize that it was "not about you."

4th District said...

As a "New Teacher" as we are, especially given we are CTAE, that's paramount to hearing one of my students telling me he/she feels that my profession is unimportant. And while every class or course of study may not be for everyone, the line that student crossed was one of respect. But as you figured out, this was more of a problem with communication.

But Just WOW... I have been there with students before, but it still erks me to the core to hear it happen to someone else.

SD Curry said...

It appears you weren't the only one with the problem from that student. I know it may have aggravated you, but you handled well in my opinion. It's a learning for us and we will continue to grow. Good Job!!