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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

I think this is a make up post for me.  I'm pretty sure that I missed a posting.  I cannot believe that NTI is about to end.  It has been wonderful!!!  I am thankful not only for what I've learned, but for the many friendships that I've made.  This experience has been a blast!  I can't wait to see everybody on Saturday.  It seems really strange for us to not have seen each other this semester. It's been nice having class at home, but I still miss seeing everybody.  Thanks for the open mic opportunities!


bernardo said...

Hi Georgette,

I enjoyed reading your post and I agree with you that the time is almost here to say goodbye. I just wanted to reiterate that it has been a challenging but interesting year. I have enjoyed meeting new friends who have helped me gain a new perspective for teaching. I am sure that we will all keep in touch as we continue to make a difference in student’s lives. I can truly say that you and others along with the instructors at NTI have made a significant change in my teaching career.


Dr. M said...

Hi, Georgette - I'm sure the relationships you have made at NTI will prosper over your teaching career. I still meet with several colleagues I met at NTI in 1978! See you Saturday.