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This week I would like you to use your imagination. You have just won the lottery and will leave your teaching post immediately to travel around the world. As you leave your keys you meet your replacement. You are asked to give this new teacher just ONE piece of advice. What would that be, and why? Enjoy your world expedition!

Blog Post - Week 7
This past week in my own teaching I felt a little disconnected which prompts my question to you, "What was the moment (or moments) when I felt most disconnected or disengaged as a teacher - the moment(s) I said to myself, I'm just going through the motions here?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 6
For the past couple of weeks you have experienced asynchronous online learning (doing modules by yourself). Previously this semester you have experienced synchronous online learning (all together in the Collaborate room). Which do you think is more effective and why do you think that? Which do you like better, and why?

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 5
This week we have what we call "open mic." You can write a post about anything related to your teaching that you would like responses from your classmates.

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 4
Here is this week's question: "What was the event that most took me surprise this week - and event that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 3
Please write a post about the following question, "In thinking about my past week teaching what is one thing I would do differently, and why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
Please write a post about the following question, " In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 1
Describe something you used in your program in the first weeks of school that you learned in the summer NTI program. How did it work? Did it get you off to a stronger start than last year?

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Just blogging

My observation was yesterday. Jesse was very kind. I have to admit, The NTI visits are something that I enjoy because of the helpful feedback we receive.The one thing that I have been a nervous wreck about is that I have not been formally observed by my administrators. The year is almost done! They need to just come on and get it over with.

On another issue...Having Dr Burns and Jesse have spoiled me. They truly model what they teach. Some of us are having to take the exceptional nightmare class and well it has become a true example of do as I say, not as I do. This has made me even more aware of my actions with my students. Actions do speak a lot louder than words. I am amazed how much students pick up on! They remark on hairdoos, jewerly, clothing, moods, tone of voice...everything! They will mimic your actions over your words in a heartbeat! scary thought isn't it!

Well good night all!


Connie said...

Esther, I agree with everything you said. It just doesn't get any better than Dr. Burns and Jessie. I love them and I am going to miss them so much when NTI is over.

And I agree 100% about our Exceptional Child Class from Hell! It is torture to sit there til 8:30pm. My bladder begins to have spasms! My legs feel like blood clots are forming! Pure torture!!

TracyF said...

I totally agree. I cannot wait until exceptional child is over. I will miss NTI. Do you think we could meet once a month for fun after it is over, I'm going to miss everyone.

Jessie H said...

Thanks for making my day with your kind words.