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1. Only use your first name (no last names, addresses, IM screen names, etc.)
2. Show respect and consideration of others when posting and commenting. This includes individuals, students, organizations, political parties, colleagues, etc.
3. Check all posts for spelling and grammar errors before posting.
4. Protect the privacy of others. Gain permission from other people before you write about them. Avoid sharing someone else's last name. Use job titles or pseudonyms when writing about experiences with your co-workers or students.
5. Watch your language. Use politically correct and non-offensive language.
6. Make sure you write about things that are factual.
7. Keep your postings education-oriented. Avoid discussing plans for the weekend, etc.

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, October 11, 2016



Many cycles and links in the chain
Fatherless father
Motherless mother
Homeless home
Uneducated minds leads to bodies without pride.

Lyrics to rap songs inspires making of syrup that gets the on the lean.
The dreams of being a rapper or ball player.
While the reading levels tells us that it's still elementary.
Reading levels to GPS the prison system.

Fatherless father leaving mothers to be fathers 
The youth flooding the trap without being trapped in a library.
Words on many pages of books that leads to baby souls being Took.

So much is breaking....

The chain is still being connected with the structure of the house.
Government funding households with the youth not knowing the truth being told. 

Red and blue bandannas that causes war within the walls of the schools
Education buildings feels like walls of a prison cell
Teachers are guards with bachelor, masters, and PHD.


Kids having babies
Boys left to turn themselves into a man.
No role models
And proper grammar means you're talking white. 

It just isn't right...

How the chains and mindsets are still together as one.
See wrong and doing wrong
48 hours become more of a pride system 
While we still have the concept of being chained 

I like to write as a stress reliever, so here is a little poem!!! 

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