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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 Mic

Wow, how time flies by. This is an awesome curriculum and I have learned so much over the past year. I have immensely enjoyed the new friendships I have made and networks I have developed. The instructors are outstanding. Wow, if only I can be half as good as them ten years down the road! Even though there were times when it was difficult to meet deadlines or I was so tired after work that I didn't know how I could make it to class, I still looked forward to coming. It is different when you know you are doing something to help better yourself. You don't think of it as work. I cannot believe how much I learned regarding technology. I am very glad we had the opportunity to use illuminate. It is such an innovative way to have class. Thank-you so much Dr. Burns for having the initiative to do this with our class. You know when we see you take on new ventures it is very inspiring for us to come out and try something new also. Jessie, I never would have guessed that you were not computer savvy awhile back. You rock!! Dr. Montrois, you gave me some advice to use with a student back in the fall. It was when we did the reverse roles of the counselor learning strategy. It was a homerun hit. The student came around and is one of my best pupils this year. Had it not been for your advice, she would not be in the program today. It was getting that bed for thanks a bunch! As the kids would say NTI rocks!

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Hi, Bea - thanks for the kind words and for a very insightful and reflective post. I look forward to hearing of your progress and successes in the coming years, so keep us posted!