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1. Only use your first name (no last names, addresses, IM screen names, etc.)
2. Show respect and consideration of others when posting and commenting. This includes individuals, students, organizations, political parties, colleagues, etc.
3. Check all posts for spelling and grammar errors before posting.
4. Protect the privacy of others. Gain permission from other people before you write about them. Avoid sharing someone else's last name. Use job titles or pseudonyms when writing about experiences with your co-workers or students.
5. Watch your language. Use politically correct and non-offensive language.
6. Make sure you write about things that are factual.
7. Keep your postings education-oriented. Avoid discussing plans for the weekend, etc.

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?

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Open Mic 2-24

It is amazing the amount of wisdom I hear each time I am in class. Each week, I pick up at least a few ideas for lesson plans, behavior control, etc. In just a few short months, most of this group have gone from sounding like timid church mice to rough and ready, seasoned veterans. I am thankful for all of the "freebie" advice I get each class.
It would be great to stay in touch with everyone by being able to remain on the blog. We might even be able to help an incoming class of new instructors, since we are now "old pros". Does anyone else think this would be a good idea? I really enjoy reading all of the posts, and am always shocked at the differences in school systems.


Connie said...

Hi Joe,
Yes, I agree, I learn so much from every class we go attend. It is wonderful to hear what others are doing and what's going on at their schools. We learn a lot from each other, don't we?

Yes, I hope we keep the blog going. I think we ought to have an alumni blog. I think that would be good. Then we can keep track of each other as time goes by.

Yes, I agree. I think we are all sounding a little more confident about things in general. Only 12 more weeks of school and we have all survived so far! :)

Shane C. said...

It is some good info. Thats one of the best parts of being in class is the personal strategies that have been used.

Jessie H said...

Why don't we create an alumni blog AND encourage everyone to post and comment on this blog when the new crop of NTI teachers come in? This way you can have your cake and eat it!

joec said...

Thanks for all of the comments to my post. When we first started "blogging", I felt a little..."self-conscious" about revealing "me". We really need to be able to communicate with the "newbies". I know that my fellow classmates can save them a lot of trouble.