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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?

Monday, March 2, 2009

Becoming a Master Teacher

I want to first apologize for the late post but I completed this on Saturday from work but noticed today that it was on the blog. So I am reattempting this again........

Being in third year of education I can say I have seen some improvements in myself but must admit I have so more growing to do. With NTI I have become more organized and acquired so many techniques and teach ing strategies. I enjoy teaching so much more since I feel a since of direction. This school year alone I have learned to multi task from being in school, teaching and under going industry certification. With all that I have made the students more accountable for various things around the class. I have a teachers assistant ( chef coordinator), this has proven to be the best, the young lady that was voted into this position help me stay on track with paperwork and meeting spcific deadlines. I also see the students taking the program more seriously and willing to work harder, by staying after school for additional help. This shows me that the students really enjoy the things that we do in class. I feel that my passion for what I do comes through when I am teaching. My goal to become a master teacher will not happen over night but I do see progression. To move towards a master teacher I know that it will require support from parents, students, faculty, and administrators to continue to grow and advance towards this goal. I know there will be challenges that I will have to continue to face but I must be able to conquer them. I enjoy what I do but I don't take it for granted, I know I must continue to learn new things and work harder, along with continuing to grow in this field by obtaining professional development. With all this I am sure to acquire my goal.......................becoming a master teacher.

1 comment:

Dallas,J said...

I agree you must have a passion for teaching in order to just work every day. To obtain a degree in anything also shows that same passion. We do what we do every day because it's what we feel is right for our students and we love what we do. Some days it is difficult to realize and the day seems long but it is the passion for teaching that keeps us coming back.That same passions is what will earn us our Masters also so we can be better teachers and pass on to our students this opportunity to be successful and functional.