Well in other news...Acadia U is looking for a NEW ExecutiveDirector of Alumni Affairs..well should i? Shouldn't i? Well the naysayers already are out, no Robb...you would be no good...you have no experience..well i say im applying and if i get it, i get it and if i don't i don't...they already know who i am because three years in a row now i have been a volunteer for Acadia Alumni at Welcome Week 07, 08 and 09 and well i think im involved alot still with Acadia U, i am going there again and if i was to be honored with the position i would have all my time to work on it...like i said though im not holding my breath..but one thing i noticed is that at the end of the e-mail i recieved it states, "A six-month eligibility list may be established from this competition tofill future vacancies for identical positions." Maybe if i didn't recieve that exact position, they would still know who Robert Reid Hawley was...Me and the Alumni would be a good match i thinks...no matter how much others think differently... I think i would look good behind a desk if the below pic is any indication (Insert laugh here...LOL!)
In other news my course is going just fine...read up to chapter two today and man oh man it is alot to retain..to remember... Old Man Robb is getting older..ugh.. so much to memorize like Blum's 12 characteristics of effective teaching which are..
1) Instruction is guided by a preplanned curriculum.
2) There are high expectations for student learning.
3) Students are carefully oriented to lessons.
4) Instruction is clear and focused
5) Learning progress is monitored closely.
6) When students do not understand, they are re-taught.
7) Class time is used for learning.
8) There are smooth and efflcient classroom routines.
9) Instructional groups formed in the classroom fit instructional needs.
10) Standards for classroom behavior are high.
11) Personal interactions between teachers and students are positive.
12) Incentives and rewards for students are used to promote excellence.
Remember that teachers entering the teaching profession need techical competence in teaching and the confidence to teach according to proven principles. Science-research conceptions of teaching might well provide a starting point for inexperienced teachers. As teachers gain experience they can modify and adapt these initial theories of teaching, moviing towards the more interpretive views of teaching that is implicit in theory-philosophy conceptions. Eventually as they develop their own personal theories of teaching, they can teach more from an art-craft approach, creating teaching approaches according to the constraints and dynamics of the situations in which they are working. Teacher development can be seen as a process of ongoing self-discovery and self-renewal as top-down approaches to teaching become replaced by more bottom-up approaches or find approaches that blends the two. This moves the teachers work beyond the routine, creating both the challenges and rewards of teaching.
One more thing before i head off to watch the Habs n the Maple Laughs...not to sound like a pessimist..but more like an old fashioned fuddy duddy...i read that the Chickenburger is expanding to downtown Halifax. Why? After all these years is the Chickenburger being franchised...well kinda.. The location in Bedford is iconic, a place where i have many memories of going there as a kid and enjoying myself, those chickenburgers, onion rings..playing with the jukebox.. but i guess there is money to be made and it will be in a convient spot near the corner of Queen and Spring Garden, just behind the Starbucks building. Just like the day i saw the Facebook group for the legendary TURKEY BURGER in Cookesville, NS and im reading that someone bought it and wants to turn it into a Chowder House...sigh..more memories of a youth gone by the wayside eh? Wish em luck, but man people loved that Turkey Burger, its GIGANTIC proportions and well were kinda sad to see it gone.. Im getting old that's all...somethings sometimes left alone is best...kind of takes the aura away...but who's listening to me eh?