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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 18, 2009

Open Mic

I really enjoyed the information I received in NTI. I wish there some way teachers could take this program before they hit the program. When I was a police officer before you could hit the streets with your badge, gun and authority you had to go through Post certification. I think the same should be for teachers. You receive so much information from NTI different Learning Techniques, stratgies, and relationships that will help you through out your career of teaching. I think this knowledege is very important before you hit the classrooom. Also being in the class this summer has given me a desire to continue my education towards a Master Degree something that I thought I would never do.

As I continue to teach and attend conferences and High school that work conferences. I see that the philosphy that we have learned in NTI for most part has a great foundation. Simply because the key words I hear through the conferences I have attended have the same types information concerning teaching and classroom improvement towards students. If feel good about my job and teaching a certain swagger and confidence that didn't have before. I would like to think all the Instructors and Teachers in the class that made this possible and wish everyone much success in their future career in education. I had a wonderful time!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Hi, Vincent - it was our pleasure to have spent time with you as well. I like your 'swagger' remark and may have to use that in the future. You are having such a huge influence at your school and in your classroom and I hope you have a long and happy career there. Make sure we hear about all your many accomplishments coming up!