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-- Anonymous, October 20, 1998
OK ACCEPTED, WITH QUESTION. 10/11/98 Tim, your proposal makes sense and takes advantage of your interests and expertise. I would assume you would see these as minor projects and will be submitting contiuations or new proposals for spring?, Terry A. ****************************************************** (B Criteria) : I plan on representing cohort members on the Governance Team that will be meeting monthly for 1-2 hours. I intend on keeping a journal of the information that is discussed at the meetings and can post them on the discussion page. (A Criteria) : I will teach the cohort my specialty area. I introduced the cohort to the web page on September 26th and will be instructing on Wednesday October 7th at RRCC. I will be available to help the cohort members with whatever I can. I am planning on teaching portions of upcoming classes to practice our computing skills and to introduce new information.
Answered by Tim Everson, (B Criteria) Represent cohort members on the Governance Team. (A Criteria) Teach the cohort your specialty/area of expertise. (computers) (firstname.lastname@example.org) on October 02, 1998. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------Terry, I do plan on continuing to serve on the Governance Team for the duration of the program if possible. This would serve as my B Grade work for spring quarter this year and both quarters next year as well. I also looked at the syllabus for the remainder of the year and see that there will be additional computer training sessions during the year. I would like to continue to work with the cohort regarding computer use and would like to use this for my A Grade work for the spring quarter. Please let me know if this is acceptable. Thanks, Tim Everson Answered
-- Anonymous, October 20, 1998
Falls High School
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Education: 1989 Graduate of Winona State University B.S. Mathematics Education
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-- Anonymous, October 28, 1998
Covey Text Comments
Submitted by Tim Everson
After reading the Covey text, I have come away with mixed emotions. I totally agree that great leaders have a strong set of principles that they stick to. These principles include trustworthiness as the basis. I think that trust is the underlying bond in all relationships. I also like how Covey states that all change must come in gradual steps, with the first of these steps involving a person getting their personal life in order. Quick and easy change probably isnt based on correct principles.(p. 29)
The idea of sharpening the saw also made a lot of sense. A person must continually strive to learn more and make changes accordingly as they grow older. Hopefully these changes will come based on new wisdom gained. I think it is important as teachers to model this to our students so they see that their education doesnt end the day they graduate from high school.
I do have a problem with his belief that following correct principles alone, will inspire employees or students at all levels to excel. I believe that following these principles will help, but not alone. In business I feel that money and power are the major driving forces for many employees. To think that money and power arent the major forces is ridiculous. He does finally mention toward the end of the book (p. 296) that economic well-being tied with quality of life is a major driving force.
I think that as educators, it is vital that we demonstrate our belief in values and principles to our students. In an age with many broken homes and poor home lives, the school is the main source of values and morals for many students. I think educators can make a great difference in the final outcomes of many of their students. It is sad to see that the schools and teachers are now responsible for things that should have been learned at home. However, we must face the times and do what we can to help our young people achieve to their greatest potential. We cant let ourselves get to the point where we just want to make it through the day (p. 303), we must keep the end result in mind and keep striving to reach it.
-- Anonymous, November 04, 1998
Hi Tim, Your grade for fall and winter quarter is an "A". Congratulations! Keep up the good work on your research project. Mary Ann
Just to let you know that I am out of town this week visiting my son and his family in Kentucky - in case you or anyone is trying to reach me. I really enjoyed our ITV connection last week and hope it met people's needs.
-- Anonymous, March 29, 1999