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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?

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Saturday Class

That was an exciting class (for the obvious and not so obvious reasons). I hope everyone made it home ok and that they are all safe and sound now. I made it home 10 minutes before the last storm.

I was just (and still am) amazed at how inept I was at giving tests. This class has opened my eyes SO much this past weekend. I am now obsessing over the test I am giving on Friday to my students. This all makes so much PRACTICAL sense to me and I wonder why I didn't get it before now (well, I know, it's because I didn't have Dr. Burns!) I am in my 3rd year of teaching and finally feel like I just *might* be "getting it". There is so much more I have to learn but I'm finally feeling a little more comfortable. A lot of that has been since Saturday. It was definately an eye opening experience!

1 comment:

Steven Vinsant said...

I like you enjoyed Saturdays clss concerning tests.

It was (at least for me) one of the most practical classes that NTI has offered.

I can teach and I can entertain - however, I am terrible at the administrative aspects of teaching. Tests are suppose to measure whether are students are learning or not - so I guess I better master at least this administrative skill.