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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 29, 2009

The most important thing I learned during the semester about myself sense I have been teaching. The fact I have become a better teacher has given me more confidence as an instructor. I have been teaching for four years I had to get a waiver certification, because I didn't attend NTI for the 2008-2008 school year. I think God for the waiver because I was going through several things with my family and my newborn which disallowed me to attend the NTI program. Ever thing worked almost perfect Dr. Burns wrote a letter on my behalf to central office which helped get the waiver from my school system. I think about all the students I have met and the teachers who have helped me during my short years of teaching and it brings me joy. Coming from a Law enforcement background I really was fearful in making mistakes in the classroom because I wanted to make sure I did teach the wrong thing in the wrong format. Sense I have been in the program I has really given me orgnizational skills and learning techniques I can apply in the everyday lesson plan format we use.

Also being around other teachers in the program knowing that we sometimes experience some of the same problems in the classroom. It helps you to stay focus on the job at hand. The information we recived will help us through out our career and I will continue to build upon that foundation.

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