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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

myself as a STUDENT during the past three semesters in NTI is . . . "

"The most important thing I've learned about myself as a STUDENT during the past three semesters in NTI is . . . that school is still school and that as a student you get out of it what you put into it. The past three semesters have been changeling from time to time especially the first semester during last summer that was a true push. I have learned that I have changed as a student from the last time that I was in a classroom as a student at Clark Atlanta, I feel that I am a better student than I was even then.

When in the role as a student you get a different prospective of the student stand point once you have been in the teacher role. I have found that it takes patience to be a good student to be able to excel in the area of being a student compared to always being the teacher. The past three semesters as a NTI student as been quite an experience for better and worse, and that I have had to really push myself in order to get things done in a timely manner and produce quality work to achieve a good grade. But overall I have learned a lot of myself as a student and a teacher over the last three semesters.

1 comment:

Riley said...

You are definitely correct about getting out what you put into something. It seems like that applies to everyday activities in life, and it especially applies to being a student. It seems healthy to push yourself and to accept a challenge every once in a while. It has helped me grow as a person. I agree, when you have the experience of being a student while being a teacher at the same time, it gives you deeper level of understanding for your students. NTI has been a beneficial program for me as well. It has had it's good times and it's bad, but overall it has been beneficial. I wish you luck in your career. I hope that teaching treats you well.