Monday, September 27, 2010

Oh, oh, I have an idea!

Frivolous questions to add to teacher survey/meme:

If you had to choose...

Chalkboard or Whiteboard?

LCD projector or ELMO?

Teacher on a cart or a Classroom with 3 bulletin boards?

5 computers in classroom or a computer lab?

Fire drill or tornado drill? (and if you choose a Code 3/Lockdown, what is WRONG with you?)

Field trip or pep rally?

Office volunteer or club sponsor?

Old quirky classroom or independent mobile?

Faculty meeting, PLC*, or In-Service?


What ONE thing do you want your kids to know when they walk out of your classroom at the end of the year? Yes, ONE.

*professional learning community or whatever your school might call it.

4 comments:

  1. 1. Whiteboard! Chalkboards are messy and make awful sounds.

    2. LCD Projector, I can't live without it now!

    3. I have no idea what "teacher on a cart is"...

    4. Computer lab. I would rather not have computers in my room. Too many distractions for kids.

    5. Fire drill because we don't have tornadoes where I'm from.

    6. My goal is to never take a field trip. I would rather have a ridiculous pep assembly any day.

    7. Club sponsor, as I am one already.

    8. Old quirky...although independent mobile? Is that like a portable?

    9. All of those things are the same thing at my school and they're all pretty annoying, although sometiems they're awesome and I win prizes.

    10. When my kids leave my room, whether it is juniors (American lit) or seniors (world lit), I want them to realize that the stuff we read is applicable to the real world, that it's not just a play from Ancient Greece or a novel from the 80s, but something that's about them and their lives and who they are as people and where we're going as a society.

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  2. 3. You're fortunate not to know about teachers on carts! In the HS I attended as well as where I taught, we had more teachers than we had classrooms, so there were a couple teachers (usually in math department interestingly) who didn't have their own classrooms. They had a rolling cart for their items and at the end of the bell, they would roll through the hall to their next classroom (where another sweet teacher had offered up his/her room during his/her planning period).

    8. Yes, some areas call them portables, other mobiles...those trailers added to school grounds after running out of classrooms in the main building. I've never had to do it, but I've heard teachers say they enjoyed it.

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  3. If you had to choose...

    1. Chalkboard or Whiteboard? DEFINITELY whiteboard

    2. LCD projector or ELMO? LCD Projector... I'm spoiled and I'm even used to the access to Promethean boards (or at least the software)

    3. Teacher on a cart or a Classroom with 3 bulletin boards? 3 bulletin boards hands down! I'm on a cart now and it's extraordinarily difficult every day!

    5 computers in classroom or a computer lab? Computer lab... I like all students to be able to have access to it.

    6. Fire drill or tornado drill? (and if you choose a Code 3/Lockdown, what is WRONG with you?)First drill... tornado makes my students too scared. And it's good to get out of the school a bit.

    7. Field trip or pep rally? Field Trip! I love field trips!

    8. Office volunteer or club sponsor? Club Sponsor... but a low key club. :)

    9. Old quirky classroom or independent mobile? Definitely a quirky classroom!

    10. Faculty meeting, PLC*, or In-Service? Depends on the situation. The current PLC at my school isn't bad, but (sorry) the ones at Smyrna weren't too fun.

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  4. E - I don't blame you one bit for not liking those PLCs!! I know I was fortunate in that I liked mine. By the way, who do you meet with at a PLC for your school

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