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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 12, 2009

Open Mic-Role as a Student

I just want to say that I really needed this year in NTI. I've had a desire to go to grad school since I began teaching and this program has helped me reconnect with the student role. I greatly appreciate all of the instructors and their encouragement and criticism throughout the program. The level of instruction that I have received through the program has more than prepared me for studies at the master degree level. There are a few aspects of the student role that I need to fine tune and because of the NTI program I will be able to make a smooth transition into those changes. I also want to thank my fellow classmates for their support throughout the program as well. I have learned a great deal from their trials and experiences and have adopted some of those experiences into my teaching repertoire. From the blogs to the class settings, I have enjoyed my interaction with some of Georgia's greatest CTE teachers and am a better student and teacher for that.

1 comment:

Lori said...

Hi. I total agree with your comments. I think that NTI has prepared me for higher education. I hope to attain a Master's degree soon. I also think that working online, blogging and all the computer skills will help with this process. I too, am amazed at the NTI professionals who are entering the teaching field. This is a great benefit for students to have teachers who are experienced in their specific fields. Good luck to you in your continued career !