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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 26, 2008

Open Mic/Part II

I just want to say that it is so great to see how much everyone is enjoying AND benefiting from this NTI thing!! I am SO included in this! It is funny how sometimes GREAT things turn up when you least expect them. What I mean is, like MOST of us, the NTI program was a requirement and something I had to do. But as it turns out, we all found a lot more than we expected: we found great new teaching skills, we found a good time with like minds and we also found friends. I think it's great. Kudos (as always) to Jesse and Dr. Burns for all of the help and for making us all WANT to come every week. And dare I say that you both have EVEN made me forget about how much it costs! (Well, at least until I go to lunch and have nothing in my wallet!)

Honestly, I do feel that NTI has been invaluable to helping us 'do right' by our kids; by teaching them properly & effectively. We learn methods that are proven to work, bottom line. Thanks teach(es!)


Dwayne Connors said...

I second that one Core!

I taught for only 1/2 of a semester before the summer section of NTI started and I couldn't imagine being without it for any prolonged period of time. I feel sorry for so many teachers who don't have it. It's hard to imagine that districts around the steate would even consider doing away with the program but it's happened!

Jessie H said...

Thanks for the kind words.

Dr. J said...

Thank you. Just like all of you, Jessie and I get overwhelmed and discouraged at times. Your comment came at the right time for both of us. Funny how that happens. . . Dr. J.