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1. Only use your first name (no last names, addresses, IM screen names, etc.)
2. Show respect and consideration of others when posting and commenting. This includes individuals, students, organizations, political parties, colleagues, etc.
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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 11, 2009

My roles as teacher and student compare much in contrast. I fell over the last year of taking the NTI classes have helped me become a better teacher and student. Understanding the different learming stratgies, Lesson Plans and Time prepartion helps you adjust to your job and the flow of education in your field. The student part of NTI helps you with accountability and knowledege. The professors are great they continue to provide a support system and qualties that will help you become a Master teacher. Spring break comes to an end this week and when we go back we have approx: six to seven weeks left before school is out. I feel good about this school year I feel the techniques that I used from NTI helped me in all levels of my teaching career. I will continue to focus and apply the things learned in NTI in the future for my success.

The NTI classes and the people from class always gave me a different approach concerning my job. The teachers in NTI have some of the same problems we all go through during the semester. It makes you feel like your not along when people have some of the same difficulties that you have and when you can talk about solutions to solve the problem. I feel the job of teaching requires Knowledge, Patience, Love of Teaching Kids and self discipline. all the attributes you learn on the job and through NTI.

1 comment:

bernardo said...

Hi Vincent,

I agree with you that it’s nice to have others to confide in. It’s people like you and the professors at NTI who have helped me through some challenging situation. I am glad that I have gotten the opportunity to meet you and many others who have made the decision to change the lives of our kids today. Ultimately, the future lies with us making a commitment to make a difference in each student’s life that we come in contact with. Keep doing what you do and may the teaching Gods be with you.