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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 19, 2009

Open Mic3?

I truly have enjoyed all of the things that we have covered in this program. When we first started over the summer of last year, I really thought that the classes were going to be long. But as it turned out, the classes were kind of fun, although gut wrenching at first getting in front of your peers. I have not implemented everything that I have learned, but I would say that I have used about 80% of it. I will work on implementing maybe up to 95% of what we have learned this summer. I just know that I will have a super year next school term, because I will have the time to work out the "bugs" in my current curriculum.

I have also enjoyed meeting all my classmates from different disciplines. Construction, cosmetology, construction, video production, nursing and others I have not mentioned. Everyone has been friendly and cordial. I have made some new friends and a good support system for my profession.

The instructors have been excellent and very knowledgeable in their content area. Every thing that we have learned they have done a great job using it to teach us. I now have a better understanding on how to apply cooperative learning, because we have done it in class. Overall, my experience has been positive and productive thanks to the excellence of our instructors.

See you all on Saturday.

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Hi, Willie - it has been a pleasure as well working with you over the last year and we hope to continue to hear about your successes on down the road. Good to hear your enthusiasm for next year already . . . the sign of a master teacher!