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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?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

49 and still going STRONG

"The most important thing I've learned about myself as a STUDENT during the past three semesters in NTI is ...that it is never to late to learn. In fact I am a much better student now than I ever was. When I decided to complete my last semester at NTI I truly was very uncertain about my future. Could I juggle 1 more semester of NTI, work full time, run a youth ministry, raise a family etc.? Yes I could. I believe in myself far more now than I ever have before. I have learned that where there is a will there is a way. I have applied to graduate school for the fall semester. I may or may not ever return as a HS teacher, but instead may move up to the college level to teach with my Master's in Nursing. I think about what NTI has taught me and I cannot help but feel so prepared for the future. 49 and still going strong!!


Dallas,J said...

Agreed it is never to late to learn. I feel as I get older myself, my highschool days are catching up with me and I wish I would have learned to study harder. I have learned to do this later in life and it sure has helped. I have learned more than I ever thought I would and it has shown me that it is never to late to learn something new.

Jayna said...

I agree with you about never too late to learn. As a matter of fact I think that is what keeps people young is the desire to keep learning. I was not ready to go to college right out of high school, and the life I had without college was wonderful. But this life is great too! I love change. Keep going for your dreams!

Brenda said...

You are so correct, where there is a will, there is a way. On your way to Grad School - hold on to that thought and you will be just as successful. And try age 54 on for increasing the learning curve -it is forever changing and a never ending process. Going on to GRAD school is a great opportunity because you are already in the mindset. Balancing family, job, & school will be a challenge but you have already worked out the kinks. Best of luck in Grad School

Lori said...

I am with you in spirit and AGE ! I think our learning and growing process will be with us until the end of time. But, if we embrace this learning curve, we will be better teachers and individuals all the way around.