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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, November 2, 2008


Well, I have had some ups and downs, downs then ups, downs then ups. I have had to seek strength from way down in my soul and through GOD to continue. Teaching can bring out the best or the worst at times. I have gained a lot of patients and understanding through this process. Sometimes I don't know if I am coming or going. But I am here and trying. Things happen for a reason. This process is 'teaching' me so much. I learn something new everyday from my students.

Without the support of NTI I don’t know where I would be. THANKS SO MUCH TO EVERYONE CLASSMATES AND PROFESSORS…as a friend of mine would say lets KEEP IT MOVING!!


Jayna said...

I know exactly what you mean Lorraine. I can't wait to have a couple of good years of teaching behind me, I think that this time is very valuable. I also am so grateful for everyone at NTI, we have all made some good friends and supporters. Keep learning and growing!

Dargo said...

I'm right there with you on that with all the thing we have done in NTI has help me with all the paling,labs and all the class room work. I am glad that I have made some good friends this year to help me wean I need it.

Dr. M said...

Hi, Loraine - yes, teaching is quite challenging but the rewards for everyone involved are great as well. Your students should always be a source of motivation and they will also help you stay young if you see how to use their youthful energy and attitudes for your benefit. It's OK to bump into yourself coming and going as long as you are generally moving forward, as your friend says. I imagine you are making quite an impact on your students so keep it up!