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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

What I have learned about myself as a student

Some of the most important things I have learned about myself as a student this year is that one, I really like school, two I have high expectations of myself, and three I'm responsible for setting the standard in my classroom. I have liked the challenge of managing my time in order to get everything done, both at work and at home. I don't particuarly like that challenge when it's occurring, but I do like the feeling of completion and the whew factor when it's all finished. I also recognize that I have a tendancy to be goal oriented and want to get ALL my points. That's not to say that everything I do is perfect, but I do try to give my best. With that said, these thoughts actually help me when I try to motivate my students. I am beginning to ask them if they are giving me their best work, or return work and ask for changes to be made before I grade. As NTI has set the standard for me, I find that I can do the same for my students. Knowing expectations up front is a great motivator! Set the standard high, and don't back down. In doing this I feel that I better prepare my students for post-secondary education and a successful future.

1 comment:

Dallas,J said...

I agree holding higher expectations of your self is a great motivator. I did not understand this at first because I did not. I have however cahnged my train of thought and do the same. I feel like if I expect something from my students than I should give them the same in return.