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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, March 4, 2009

Becoming a Master Teacher

Being an automotive instructor, and trying to get my basic certification, I never thought really about perusing a Master certification in teaching. I know that as you progress through the process of degrees it seems to help the paycheck. But that is not the reason to obtain such a certification. I have thought about trying to do something to improve my teaching status, but have not made any decisions. Right now it is hard enough to get through NTI much less try and devote that kind of time into a Masters or Doctorate. Also I like others have to consider how I'm going to pay for four more years of collage or how ever long it takes, but nevertheless financially I could not even venture the guess. I would love to have that certification hanging on the wall and be able to improve my education for myself as well as my students who I'm sure would benefit from it. I was just thinking of the notion on my long ride to work and would love to be called Dr. Dallas, man how cool would that be. Just the name makes you feel and people relize that you are an educated person not just pion working for a school. Teacher make you sound smart but a Masters or Doctorate make you sound eduacted. Yes I think when I can get it worked out I will persue my Masters.
Also sorry for the late entry, did not have internet connection due to the storm and our school computers are being updated.

1 comment:

Joe Westbrook said...

Well Doctor Dallas!! That does sound good does it not? This past Friday I was told by a parent that I was nothing but a flat tire fixer last year, that I didn't teacher her child a thing. I just bit my tongue during the meeting wondering to myself when do you walk out. If I had my Doctorate in Life Studies she would take me seriously. Oh, well! The end of meeting went well and she sent me a nice calm email yesterday. Good luck on your future studies.