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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:

Some of the most important things I have learned as a student during the past three semesters in NTI is the many different ways I and other students learn. I had to put myself back into the role of student. Yes, you can always say that learning is a life long process, but we are in a learning setting as student at NTI. By putting myself in that role as student I can really appreciate how my students learn today. I love learning from my fellow students at NTI. Those lessons are not in any formal teaching syllabus, but are a treasure to experience. To study the how and why students learn in detail has opened my eyes to many of my "challenged students". The Poker Chips Video really opened up a new world to me on how to reach students. The classroom and lab management strategies helped to keep me organized and on task. Technology has changed everything. Computers are here to be a great resource or tool for a student, but it is a skill that is my greatest challenge. I am still having some problems with free access to the Internet. But the many skills that NTI has exposed me to has helped immensely.

1 comment:

Upward Bound said...

The poker chips video enlightend me as well. It is information applicable to any student. Sometimes we forget what it was like to be a child. Although the challenges are different for students these days, they still face the need for support and encouragemnt.
Even though we are the teachers, you are absolutely right about learning from our studnets. I hae learned quite a bit from them. At first, I considered myself the authority in class and did not encourage or solicit ideas from the students. After opening eyes and ears to comments they made or looking at lessons/skills/labs they completed i realized that the were dynamic individuals from whom i could learn better how to cater my lesson plans. I learned how to construct my lesson plans based on activities that encouraged and motivated them.