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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, February 11, 2009


I think the eportfolio is a great career tool. In doing my eportfolio, I have learned a new skill in creating a google site, I have updated my resume and it has made me go back and review how my lesson plans are helping my students to accomplish their own career goals for the future. I believe this will enhance my own professional marketing by creating a professional site where my personality, career highlights and technological skills can be displayed and shared with those I work for and colleagues with whom I currently network. It is an easy tool to use and I have even incorporated it into my own lesson plans.
I am currently using the eportfolio method in my Applications classes. I am having my students create their own websites where they can start to build their educational and professional resumes. They have loved the idea of creating their own website, and they like the technology involved. They have a scetion for their clubs, achievements, philosophy, resumes and educational/community involvement. Several students have said they are going to use this as a link to view on some of their college applications. I have really enjoyed sharing this information and they really like that their instructor is also having to do one for school!


Linda G said...

Hi Shellee. How wonderful that you were able to incorporate the eportfolio so quickly into your Applications class. What a great motivational tool by allowing them the flexibility to work on it in class. Most of my students loved being on the computer and were very adept at it I must say. They taught me a few tricks or two. I believe the eportfolio is the way of the future and our students need to start now in developing their skills. I would also like to see other Healthcare Science teachers portfolios and compare/contrast what we are all doing. I am big on collaboration and believe you don't always need to reinvent the wheel...just it tweak a little. I have found great ideas just by listening/watching what other teachers are doing.

Dr. J said...

Hi Shellee,
Thank you for being so open to trying things you learn at NTI. This sounds really exciting. Dr. J.