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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, September 27, 2015

What took me by surprise is the lengths that some students will go get what they want at any cost. I understand that we are in an industry that is not only training but also socializing the next generations of adults. But the degree that some children are practicing the art of manipulation at such a young age is mind blowing.


Tamara "Tee" said...

Yes, some will. But students will also surprise you by how genuine and caring they truly are. I had a student last week that realized that I was not having a good day and asked if she could give me a hug. She came to me the next day and said that she hope my day got better. Remember that some kids are being raised and others are raising themselves. Nonetheless, we get the best there is to offer. In other words, parents send their best to us.

T Bean said...

Students will surprise you of the things they will do and yes a lot of students are raising themselves , you will be amazed of how many are, which is very sad seeing that these are the kids that will be taking care of us when we get old but there are still some that are really caring. I see it every day when I'm at school some expressing genuine love and concern and those that are reaching out for help that really have not had any guidance and need our help in teaching and guiding them.