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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 9, 2009

Master Teacher

One thing I have learned about my progress towards a mastery teaching level is that you have to be able to successfully manage multiple tasks administratively in addition to instruction in the classroom. I am comfortable with teaching. It’s everything else that I need to work on… like paying attention to deadlines for example.

Being a master teacher would be able to prepare for the GAPPS Keys review, lesson planning, club organization, and college requirements in a timely fashion without letting a due date or responsibility slip.

I enjoy the new teaching strategies that I have learned. My students enjoy learning in new ways. I’ve been to so many classes at Pope for PLU’s and professional learning days through the county/state the past three years. These other organizations are teaching the same topics that we have learned in NTI but have different expectations on the end result. One of the most confusing things for example is the state/county and exceptional child courses presenting assessments differently than what’s offered through NTI. So having to accommodate both has been difficult but at the same time it helps to develop and sharpen my skills.

My path to a master teacher will continue on both inside and outside of traditional “teaching” environment.

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Hi, Erika - your positive attitude will also aid you greatly on your way to Master Teacher status, as you are willing to learn, adapt, and grow with all the various 'teacher-experiences'. As you mentioned, so much of teaching is outside the classroom, but remember that your key focus is always on your students on the inside - keep on growing!