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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, March 1, 2009

Me, Master Teacher?

Master Teacher, what I visualize as a master teacher, I am a million miles away from there. I feel with the leadership and guidance of the NTI team of instructors, I am well on my way in the journey. The last few weeks have been very hectic for me. We had our SkillsUSA region competition this past Friday. This is my first year as an advisor in SkillsUSA. I spent a lot of my time working with my kids trying to make sure they felt like they were prepared and all of the paper work was handled properly . Being able to overcome and adapt to the different situations this profession throws at you is a challenge all its own. I feel earning the respect of the students and having them willing to work to assist you in overcoming obstacles is truly a great stride in achieving the master teacher status. I felt over the last few weeks, my students and I had reached that stage of teamwork. I truly appreciate there effort.


bernardo said...

Hi Kevin,

I enjoyed reading your post. I agree with you in several categories. I think I am a long way from being a master teacher but I can see some growth thanks to NTI and the professors that are working hard to make our transition from industry to the classroom a smooth one.

I think what’s important is to make sure you are connecting with your students on a daily basis and to make sure you are reaching your goals as a teacher.


Leonard said...

Hi Kevin,

I feel the same way you and Bernardo do about being a master teacher. I feel like I am further away from being a master teacher, but I have been able to progress in technology. I am now able to attend Monday night class from a satilite place away from GSU. It might not sound like much, but for me this is huge. NTI is teaching me a lot. My students and I are really connecting with each other. I find that if I could connect with the administration, life would be a dream.