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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, April 4, 2009

As a student...

The most important thing I have learned as a student while in NTI is that you are never too old to learn new things.  Some things don't change...keeping track of assignments, being on time, learning new information, communicating, not procrastinating, using technology, etc.  As a student I have learned new techniques to use in my classroom and methods to have an effective learning environment.  I have learned the value in relationship building and how important it is to communicate and plan ahead of time.  Learning truly is a life long process...a daily occurrence.  


Leonard said...

I agree with you on the fact that you are never too old to learn. some things don't change, but the process in which it comes to you does change. Procrastination is my biggest downfall. I procrastinate on everything. The only thing worst is technology. I have so much trouble with computers. But since NTI, I have become technically savvy. I'm not afraid of computers anymore.Relationships with other teachers and students are very important. I am very fortunate, I have both.

Georgette said...

Wow, I agree with you, too. I had not thought of what it takes to be successful in learning, which in turn, helps us be better teachers: attendance, turning in assignments on time, not procrastinating, etc.. Procrastination is my biggest challenge, as well. Why do we want to procrastinate? It feels so good when you're not procrastinating! I, too,have learned that technology can be a huge help in the classroom. I love integrating technology into the classroom.