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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 4, 2009

Things that I have learned as a student in NTI.....

From being in NTI I have learned so much. This program has helped me to grow so much as a teacher that came into this field from industry. The program has given me structure and direction which I felt was missing in my first two years of instruction. Learning how to deal with classroom issues by becoming more familiar with classroom management and lab management. Also this program is lead by GREAT instructors, who are always available to answer questions and guide you in the right direction. I'm really sad to know that my time in NTI is coming to an end, being apart of NTI 08/09 I've met other great teachers from various diciplines and other school systems that will be friends forever. I must admit that we had an AWESOME class that was very competititive. I have learned so much from each of them, as well as the instructors of the program. All the things that I have learned will continue to go with me throughout my educational career. I appreciate all that NTI do to help career technical education, sometimes we feel like the stepchildren of education. This program shows that we are the 4runners of education in this day and time. I am so thankful for this program as it allowed me to grow in areas of creating lesson plans, constructing differentiated instructions, class/lab management, creating a variety of assessments and projects to challenge all levels of students and time management. Thanks NTI...............I am always here to lend a hand if needed.


bernardo said...

Hi Keio,

I enjoyed reading your post and I agree with you about the many things that NTI have taught us while being in the program. Like you I had a hard time making the transition from industry into the classroom. I really would have like to been in this program before I started teaching. It would have been useful in so many ways. I am glad that I had an opportunity to meet you and the many professionals that I will continue to associate with in the years to come.


Ken Blackwell said...

I too enjoyed your post. I wanted to take your class from the first time you did a presentation. Our class is competetive, but we all benefit. All have been inspirational to me, we have all met challenges together. I too will miss the people that took, and drove this program.