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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, September 15, 2015

I don't want to go through this again ever!

The thought that a student can misinterpret anything we say.  I try my hardest to never belittle a student.  I have heard some teachers talking to their students in the past like they are five years old.  I don’t speak to them as if they are my equal, but I do use professional verbiage that is used in a my career field that I teach.  I had a student totally take my words and twist them last week.  This is a student who I feel was coming to me for guidance and direction in her life.   I almost feel like she was using me for her to seek out attention.   She was back in class on Monday and she acted as if nothing even happened.  I now have really distanced myself from her.  Which in some ways is sad, cause I feel like I could have really give her some sound principles to guide her in the my career pathway.  Now, I am keeping it just Hello and yes, you can take the pass to the bathroom. 


JC said...

Wow! I get it and I understand the adjusted approach you used. But I don't think you should alienate the student. If you haven't already, pull the student to the side and have a conversation with them. Even if you stand firm with how you adjusted how you deal with them, verbally let them know so they understand why. You may also get an explanation as why they are acting out and possibly get an apology and reconnect with that student. I know its tough sometimes but really try not to take their actions personally. hope this helps

Anonymous said...

This does help ; ) She is a sweet girl and no I don't want to alienate her by any means. I agree, I need to have a talk with her and see where we stand. I have her tomorrow in class. I will post how it went.

Anonymous said...

Things are going much better with student. The one on one conversation helped.
Thanks JC!