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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?

Friday, April 3, 2009

A Student Perspective

A new student entering high school and NTI initially have some common ground. The most important thing that I learned as a high school student is that there was a place for me to fit. I was involved in atletics and the arts. Today, I think that it is great that technology is being offered in the local high schools. It is providing a niche for students who would otherwise not fit in. As an NTI student, I felt the same way as a new high schooler...coming into a new situation...the unknown. After being with fellow teachers, I have valued the interactions of my peers, who are also transitioning from the business world to the teaching world. I have especially valued the interaction with the other broadcasting teachers. I have been able to glean from their ideas, stories and feedback. The GSU professors have been valuable to me with their teaching, support and expertise.I have "plugged into" a new student plugs into high school. I will be an alumni with NTI, and I hope to keep within the network of communication with everyone! Therefore, what I have learned the most as a student (and new teacher) is that there is a place for everyone to "land". It means that you have to discover yourself, your gifts, likes and goals. I have found common ground with the new teachers of NTI / GSU. This interaction has meant a lot to me, and I have found a valuable support system for the future.

1 comment:

Michael said...

I agree with you it is nice to be able to have people to gain and share ideas with other teachers. I hope that everyone can keep intouch.