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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 30, 2008


I am always prayerfully thankful for every aspect of my life. Presently with teaching in the forefront, there is of course a list of things within this realm. First, I am thankful for a teaching job. It is quite ironic that growing up I always wanted to be a teacher as many young girls during my generation. But, I didn’t finish college initially and ended up working as a nursing assistant and later as a nurse. Full circle and back, I am now a teacher and loving every minute of it. Secondly within this school year, I have successfully completed the GACE exams; I am within 2 weeks of completing the Exceptional Children’s Course; and of course on the road to completing NTI. I owe an abundance of thanks to my instructors of NTI for their instruction, patience and support. Last but not least I am thankful for the opportunity to have met and work with a wonderful group of educators through NTI.


Leonard said...

Congratulations to you for all of your accomplishments! Well done. Unlike you, I never thought I would become a teacher. I am glad that your childhood dreams are coming true. Your hard work and determination has taken you there. You will continue to be successful with everything you put your heart and mind to with your hard work. I am thankful that so many of your dreams have come true.

Dr. M said...

Hi, Delores - congrats on the GACE success and everything else! I hope you are blessing the clinical classroom for a long time to come.