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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

Open Mic

I want to use this open mic time to express my views as a student which always spills over to my roles as a teacher. As a student, I have never taken such a straightforward class as NTI. The benefits and results of my studies with this group of professors are overwhelming. They have all been perfect role models and in every lesson have first shown us exactly what they wanted. Lesson Plans have never come as easy as they do now and that’s saying a lot with the HSTE curriculum. Additionally, their behavior towards the class, always available, willing to give a second chance, always pleasant, have been an excellent example for me and has taught me to assume a more productive role with my students. I have seen a major difference in my students this year and I truly believe that it is a result of what I have been taught at NTI. I keep saying I wish I had done this class the first year, but I sometimes wonder if I would have valued it as much as I do now.

1 comment:

ConnieB said...

I fully agree with you Delores. The NTI program ran extremely smoothly, everything was very applicable, and it was great to interact with so many diverse types of people/teachers. I have also wondered what it would have been like to have this class before I taught my first year. I am glad overall, though, that I had a year of experience under my belt and was able to see how much improvement could occur by implementing the things learned in NTI. I think that I would have been overwhelmed by all this information along with being in a high school classroom for the first time. I do commend those that have survived their first year of teaching along with making it through NTI.