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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

Things I Have Learned About Myself

The most important thing I've learned about myself as a teacher in the past term/year is that I am indeed a teacher as well as a nurse. I have practiced thirty years plus as a nurse and three years as a teacher. One of my areas of focus this year has been to improve my educational skills and my ability to teach students elements of the healthcare professions. Although I feel I still have a distance to travel in this venture, I have been successful in a number of areas of concern. Thanks to lesson planning, instructional strategies, methodology and the many organizational skills learned in NTI, I feel so much better prepared than I have in the past. The difference has been in the methods used to teach the same curriculum as before, however, with a new found confidence that has assisted in my development as a teacher. Effective planning and implementation have been the norm rather than the exception and this has helped me relay the material at my disposal to receptive students. I have suffered the perils that all other teachers experience but my new found skills have certainly allowed me to recover and remain on task.

1 comment:

paulette said...

I can relate Delores to the struggle from being a nurse for many years to starting a career in teaching two years ago. NTI has been invaluable in giving us the training and strategies to be effective teachers. There is definitely a learning curve and I am looking forward to this next year implementing the strategies I have learned in NTI.