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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, December 7, 2008

Reflections on First Semester

I have to say this has been my best year in education. NTI really prepared me for teaching. I am most proud of myself when it comes to classroom management and organization. The strategies and techniques that I acquired has helped me become a better educator. I'm always learning new things but having the basics has helped me so much. I still have room for growth when it comes to time management, I find myself overloaded with so many projects. That's something that I want to really work on..............I always let things load up on me then I get overwhelmed. Along with that you have the added stress of trying to complete all task by the deadline.So my goal is to have better time management for next semester and my future years in education. Also I am going to continue to be organized, have well planned lessons and enforce my classroom procedures. I have truly enjoyed this semester, of course I've had a few rough days but they don't out weigh all the good days.

1 comment:

Ken Blackwell said...

I too am having less bad days as the year goes on. The time management issues I also feel. I multitask well with three, four or even five things, but when twenty need to be addressed in a short time frame- whow! I just do one at a time and try not to reflect on the others, priority is number one.