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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?

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Myself as a Teacher

"The most important thing I've learned about myself as a teacher in the past term/year is . . . that I really enjoy teaching especially on those good days when the instructions go as planned. Teaching pose challenges that no one can understand or identify with until you have walked
in the shoes of a teacher. Yet, I have managed to maintain and model the personal qualities of a health care worker combined with those of a teacher. I believe I am an effective teacher because of my ability to accept constructive criticism, change with the times, show flexibility, maintain integrity, show patience, good organizational skills, positive attitude, willingness to learn, and being a team player in spite of being tested by students, colleagues, and family. Although the qualities listed have been tested at some point and time, I have learned that we will all have good days and bad days regardless of the careful planning.

I am confident that with all of the qualities listed above along with diligence, effective planning, and a little more sleep, I can become a master teacher and continue to share my knowledge and skills as a nurse and teacher with all students I have been charged to teach.

1 comment:

ConnieB said...

I love your comment about "diligence, effective planning, and a little more sleep". That is so true. I believe that you can achieve effective planning when you have a rested mind. When you are exhausted beyond means it is hard to compel yourself to be diligent and therefore your ability to plan effectively goes down (way down). The question then is how do we get enough sleep and still get all the things done that we need to :-). It sure is a balancing act. I do believe that I am a little less exhausted this year than I was last year, my very first year or teaching. I hope means that means I have grown as a teacher :-) and have learned to be a little more effective with my time.