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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

myself as a student

The most important thing I have learned about myself as a student is my ability. Last year there is no way I thought could of taken on school. Adding one more log to the fire was not even a consideration. The only way for me to complete the New Teacher Institute is be organized and have good time management. Otherwise I think I would have completely pulled my hair out. I have pleasantly surprised myself this year. I have maintained a good GPA, while fulfilling my responsibilities at work. Also I have still managed to be a wife and a mom. We all know the responsibilities that go along with that. I can only hope that my momentum keeps on going. Who know where it will lead me. Through all of this, I managed to become a better teacher, student and mom.

1 comment:

Teresa said...

Aimee, I agree that we took on a huge committment when we signed up for NTI. Many times I have thought that I couldn't take on one more responsibility only to find out that I can. Looking back I am amazed at everything we have gotten done. Of course that's not to say that we haven't made sacrifices along the way. My exercise program is significantly lacking...and with summer coming no less, ha. I know that we have all had to leave some things in our personal life to collect dust, but I think it has been worth it. Now we can tell our students what a great student we have been.