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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, April 16, 2008


Time for a transition. This is exciting stuff because of the wonder of it all. What is waiting for me a few more months down the road? God has directed me here so it's gotta be good! I'm excited! I signed a pre-contract with Harris County to teach construction at the high school. This is the last stop for me. As many or all of you know, I am in the process of building a new house in Pine Mountain, which is coming along great. I intended to drive the 80 mile round trip each day to Columbus. My wife and I figured it was a sacrifice we could live with if it meant being able to live on the mountain. But then God opened this door at Harris county, 22 mile round trip. NTI was a major factor in getting the job. Generally, as I have been hearing, any teacher who has gone or is going through NTI, is almost a shoe in. I'm blessed to have been a student at NTI. Dr. B and Jess, you guys (girls) make NTI more than just another course. You have really put your hearts into it and that makes all the difference. Thank you!


joec said...

Could not have said it better myself. Congrats on the job! A mile saved is a few bucks saved these days. NTI has been a huge help to me also.

Connie said...

Hope you and your wife will have many, many happy years in your new home. Enjoy!