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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?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Role as a student

The most important thing that I have learned about myself as a student is perhaps what being a student has taught me. I have become an organized person. This is something that I never thought I would be able to say about myself. I was always the biggest procrastinator but have found that I had to be organized and stay on top of things if I was going to stay sane! Working two jobs and going to school for the past 6 years has been quite the long haul. I always new I would make it, but some days it was a huge struggle. Organization had to become a part of my life if I were to succeed. It is such a good feeling to be able to lay my hands on things whenever I want to. I feel less stressed in my day to day life. Ultimately this new found organization has made me a much better teacher. I feel that I am in control of what happens in my life. I really don't feel that I would have learned how to be organized if it hadn't been for becoming a later in life student. Education has been very good to me! :)

1 comment:

Amy M said...

You said it Jayna. I'm glad you have found less stress during the day. Of course, using the tools learned at NTI has taken some of the guess-work out of teaching day to day. And we can teach these organizational tools to our students as well. My kids have a notebook (binder)... inspire by our giant NTI notebook!