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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 15, 2009

What I Have Learned From My Students

One of the things I have learned from my students over this past year is that they are individuals with their own thoughts, feelings and needs and how important it is to acknowledge their uniqueness, strengths, and talents to them on a daily basis. This year my focus has slowly changed from trying to teach them directly to providing an environment that is conducive to increase motivation, interest, and desire to discover and learn about various aspects of health care. NTI has given me the tools to be able to provide a rich learning environment and I have seen the students grow as a result intellectual as well as emotionally. The students have also taught me that they are a good barometer to what is going on in the classroom and as a result I pay closer attention to their feedback that I did the previous year.

1 comment:

andrea strommen said...

I agree, my focus has somewhat changed to a more "mothering" than a tough automotive teacher. I came straight from the automotive field. I was a tough chic! I had to be, I was typically the only female on staff outside of a secretary. I've been trying to find new ways to get their attention back to their work, and I've stuggled. I've moved things around the shop to make it more accessible, and I've increased the amount of tools. Now, it is just finding time to do all that paperwork that we have during the week that has nothing to do with teaching.