For example, I went to a conference a couple years ago in Chicago. My company footed the tuition (a couple hundred bucks a head) and paid mileage. I attended eight classes over a two-day period, and it was interesting. I learned quite a bit. A small group among us played hooky and day two and instead explored the city -- understandable, as all of us from out of town felt the draw.
My point is that some of us chose to use our comapny's resources to their fullest. Others didn't. What we got out of that opportunity was dependent greatly on our individual attitudes and motivations.
I'm wondering whether you believe your experience is typical and whether many of your colleagues use the opportunities available to them differently than you might choose to.
Of course, you may be a brilliant classroom teacher. I have no way of knowing from this end of the intertube.
"where are you on the schedule," "you need to move over," "if you do it later instead of now you're throwing money away," "max out as soon as you can," "try fresno pacific..."
that's the industry
hey, they MADE me take clad, i had to work for those, probably 12 hours of note taking for every 3 semester units
didn't translate to effective teaching, most of us would say
but esl's need their sdaie, y'know
it's the standard
bics transfer but calps don't
of course, the state has moved off clad by now
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
CORPORATE GREED AND UNION GREEDDEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANSDESTROYING THE BEST OF AMERICA ONE DAY AT A TIME
This is the worst kind of discrimination. The kind against ME! ~ Bender
i have been apprised all my long career that the portion of my dues devoted to politcal action can be returned to me upon my writing of a letter
i and virtually every conservative i've taught with (there have been a decent number) have felt it best for our careers not to go that route
i've never known a teacher to ask for his or her political dues to be returned
significantly less than we get nowAnd how much do you think a school teacher be paid relative to education level?
but i aint giving any of it back, call me what you will