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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?

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

From a Student's Point of View

I haven't been at NTI for a consecutive three semesters, but all in all I have been at NTI for three semesters. I have still learned a lot about myself as a student. I have learned how important it is not to procrastinate. I am much happier as a person if I get my work done early. You never know what life might throw at you at the last minute that keeps you from being able to do your work. Taking classes at NTI while working at the classroom has helped me see and do what we talk about. It really helps me to internalize what we learn if I get to see it in action. I learn best by doing something. I guess that makes me a kinesthetic learner.


AimeeMcD said...


I know you are relieved this is your last semester of NTI. I am sure you felt incomplete with the last semester hanging over you. Congratulations! :) That is great that you are able to identify your learning technique. Especially since you are applying them to your everyday life. I agree with you about life throwing you curves. Great job! :)

Linda G said...

It does make for a much easier day/week when you get your work done early. Having things hang over your head feels like a 40 lb backpack that goes whever you go. The more you avoid it the heavier it gets. I often told my students that procrastination would make them or break them. While some thrive at the thought of pulling an all nighter to complete a paper, others are so overwhelmed the assignment goes uncompleted. Whenever I meet another teacher who has gone through NTI I smile from within knowing that we are all on the same page. We have all sacrificed our time, our energy, and our lifestyles for a brief period of time to learn as teachers in a way that I am sincerely proud of.