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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, April 5, 2009

The Most Important Thing I Have Learned As A Student

The most important things I've learned about myself as a STUDENT during the past three semesters in NTI is . . . that you are always a student and it is important how students are treated. You are never too old to learn something new. Any one can learn if they are treated with respect and encouraged to do their best at all times. The video that we viewed on poker chips really enlightened me as a student and a teacher. I have learned how unprepared I was to manage lab and classroom in a learning environment. I am now prepared, thanks to NTI, to successfully manage the students. In my area of content, we are in the lab most of the time, so lab management is critical. Since we spend so much time in the lab, I needed a way to grade the students to show that they are gaining knowledge. I learned how to create rubrics and scorecards through NTI. These items have enabled me to grade their knowledge and learned skills in their lab activities. I plan to be a life long student.

1 comment:

Joe Westbrook said...

Your are right in that you never too old to learn. We are not old in the mind, but maybe in body. I also feel that learning is a life long process. You and I have learned a lot from the poker chips video. The lab management skills are real important for you and I that we learned at NTI. Good Luck