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1. ACSI.org 2. Teachable moments happen all the time. Deviations from plans are normal. But, I'll support your plans, nobody can support the unknown factor. 3. LOL, so if they jump off the bridge... > From: Sister Elizabeth <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > I'm sorry, but "Private Teaching Certifications"? Do you mean > certifications to teach in private schools? Please what organization > certifies people to teach in private schools? Please send us a link. > > Are your lesson plans structured in such a way that you never deviate from > them? In all my years of teaching I can't remember a class where I could > plan more than a week in advance and expect to be on schedule at the end > of the week. Either the students needed additional time and help or they > got excited about the subject and we lingered on it or an unplanned > "teachable moment" of some type occurred. Just this week I was covering > internet search techniques with my sixth grade and it took about twice as > long as my lesson plans indicated it would, because of questions and > additional things that came up. No matter how carefully you plan there > are things that are unexpected. A little flexibility is needed and it > makes you a better teacher if you are responsive to the students needs and > interests, at least within limits. > > And it might be worth noting for this conversation that there are a > significant number of private K-12 schools, including some of the truly > prestigious ones that have made an educational and philosophical decision > not to filter at all. When an unacceptable site comes up they use it as > an unplanned "teachable moment". Of course, this assumes that the faculty > and students are trustworthy and that the faculty are professional and > both have and use good judgement. It also assumes that the person who > knows best how to teach a given class is the teacher of that class. > > > Sister Elizabeth > Powhatan School --- Edtech Archives, posting guidelines and other information are at: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~edweb Please include your name, email address, and school or professional affiliation in each posting. To unsubscribe send the following command to: LISTSERV@H-NET.MSU.EDU SIGNOFF EDTECH