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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?

Sunday, September 21, 2008


This school year concerning the New instructional techniques from NTI really helped me get off to a good start I was more in control and demand of my classroom. The problems I had last year with time management improved because I used the different methods and activities during the summer. I know my upper level students saw a change and improvement, because one of the students said the class seems to have more stuff added from last year concerning activity and instruction of criminal justice. I feel it doesn't matter how long you have taught your paticular subject or worked in that field when you receive good information that helps you to become a better teacher at your profession you should humble yourself and use that knowledge. I have a new confidence in myself as an instructor and that helps me with instruction for the day.

One thing that has become a problem that did not work in the classroom was attendance. Because we do so many hands on activity in CRJU sometimes you need that 23 to 28 students to make class interesting because of the grouping. Due to the fact of our county loosing 2,000 students Morrow High school has been hit the Hardest. My upper level courses are small which at times can be both a advantage and disadvantage. My peers say small classrooms are a blessing, but I enjoy the different personalties. I continue to find ways to help myself using the methods we discussed this summer I always refer back to the NTI book.

1 comment:

Dr. J said...

Thank you for reminding us all of the importance of being humble. Dr. J.