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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?

Thursday, April 10, 2008

A Big Difference

I want to thank everyone for all the advice, support, hugs, tears, wisdom, and knowledge that has been shared this past year. It has made a HUGE difference in the way I teach, and more importantly, my students are getting more out of class now!!! A extra special thank you to Dr. Burns and Ms. Hayden for all their guidance, support, and knowledge. I have so much more confidence now as a teacher!! I have since decided that if I can do this, I can reach a HUGE dream of open up a free healthcare clinic. It's going to take some time, but utilizing many of the strategies learned in class, I'll be able to do it! It will be a major community outreach that I believe will bring us closer together. Of course, this is several years down the road. I'm just in the beginning stages of all the logistics.

I hope to keep in contact with you all even after NTI is over. This has been THE BEST class I have ever had to take!!


Connie said...

Julie, I agree with everything you said. Yes, NTI is the absolute best class I have ever taken too!

Good luck with your free healthcare clinic! That's an exciting venture. And a much needed one too. And you are the right person to get it done. Good luck and much happiness with it as your plans begin to unfold.

Yes, we all have to stay in contact with each other!

garyb said...

I hope all goes well with the clinic. I am sure a lot of people will be blessed because of your efforts. Take Care