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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

Spring Breaks Over...Oh No :)

Well we made everyone. The next month and a half should be smooth sailing, NOT. Well for the most part I can't believe the school year is almost over. This has been a challenging yet rewarding year of my life. I have learned a lot. The most valuable thing I have learned is how to process all of 'this' stuff, without getting overwhelmed. Last semester I wasn't as lucky but if you are brought to something He can bring you through it. Thanks to all my family, friends and NTI family for making this journey one to remember. 


Jayna said...

Loraine, I am so happy that things finally have fallen in place for you. I really sense that you are a wonderful, caring teacher. Teaching is HARD work!! Somedays are better than others, and I think with time the better days will far out number the not so good days! I am sad that Spring Break is over too. I was able to spend the week in Savannah with my daughter and my husband, so it was a nice time. Now we gear up for the last 6 weeks of school. See you on the 25th! Jayna

bernardo said...

Hi Loraine,

I’m glad we made it and I hope the next 6 weeks will go by as fast as this week’s spring break. I’m already looking forward to the summer break. I agree with you that it’s been a hard and bumpy ride but the NTI family have been a tremendous asset. I know for me it’s been very challenging and sometimes rewarding. It’s good to see that you have made the transition from the hustle and bustle of the news room to the not so friendly confines of the classroom.