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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, February 15, 2009

Portfolios for teachers/students

I see the development of a portfolio as a double blessing. As a teacher, it is professional to prepare and develop a portfolio for an initial job and as a reference for current employment. Students and prospective teachers can prepare a portfolio to have a leg up on the job market by preparing before they are asked for resume materials. When they apply for a job, they can submit materials on the spot. The NTI has put it in my mind, the importance of preparing a portfolio. It has also been brought to my attention, as recently, former broadcasting students have approached me for copies of their dvds. They would be all set for their job opportunities, had I had them prepare their senior year. Many prospective broadcasting students could have a ready made resume through their video work. They can include printed materials, dvds, pictures and newspaper articles in their portfolios. I am unsure yet as to all the items that they should include in their portfolios. This concept is new to me and it is one that I am personally developing presently. After my semester at NTI, I will be more aware as to how to advise them on the development of their materials. As for the current group of seniors, I will progress with them in this new venture of developing materials for a professional resume via a portfolio.

1 comment:

Upward Bound said...

I am thinking right along the same lines as you. This is a great resource for our students to harness.I am trying to figure out how to best use it with my healthcare students especially in an electronic format. The students can incorporate powerpoints and pictures pretty readily. Vital sign measurement competency for example might take some imagination to exhibit. Perhaps a checklist showing dates that the task was checked by the instructor and perhaps a picture showing them actally doing it??? I may google for ideas. Not only is this great for job searches. I think it helps students who are applying to industry related post secondary schools and others that may be difficult to get into.