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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?

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

I think we have some excellent conversation going on, and I hope you will all read the final post and comment from last week. That post and comment leads me to this week's reflective question for you. "What was the situation that caused me the greatest anxiety or distress this past week - the kind of situation that I kept replaying in my mind as I was dropping off to sleep, or caused me to say to myself, I don't want to go through this again for a while?"

My situation was that I caught a student straddling another student in an edit bay when they were supposed to be working on the broadcast for the week.  This happened while we were in our online class for NTI.  I immediately pulled them into my office separately and had a stern discussion with them both. The girl involved was an anchor who is a straight A student who I put on suspension from Eagle TV for a week but had to participate in the production aspect anyway.  The guy was an advanced student who i banned from my classroom for a week as well and I called their parents.  It seems to have worked because they both love the subject i teach so much.  But having to keep students from fornicating is a task I really dread having to deal with.


T Watts said...

I have learned, and I am sure you also realize, the 'good' kids are just as likely to do something dumb as the rest of the kids. They are kids, after all, and their brains are still developing, they are experiencing things that they don't exactly understand, and they just don't know how to deal with it.

That said, it sounds like you did a great job.

I wish I could get 'Panther TV' off the ground.

SD Curry said...

I hope you don't have to experience this again. I am sure it made you feel some type of you. You did the right thing and hopefully this doesn't happen again. Making their parents aware will help them keep a closer watch on their children hopefully. However, high school kids are going to try their hardest to do dumb, high school things. Keep your head up!!