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1. Only use your first name (no last names, addresses, IM screen names, etc.)
2. Show respect and consideration of others when posting and commenting. This includes individuals, students, organizations, political parties, colleagues, etc.
3. Check all posts for spelling and grammar errors before posting.
4. Protect the privacy of others. Gain permission from other people before you write about them. Avoid sharing someone else's last name. Use job titles or pseudonyms when writing about experiences with your co-workers or students.
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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?

Sunday, April 5, 2009

What I Have Learned As A Student

Wow!  I have learned so much as a student!  This past year at NTI has opened my eyes to so much, as a student and a teacher and I'm really thankful for this experience!  As a student, I think the most important thing I've learned is that you should always learn.  I've had to state this to my students many times, as they sometimes expect me to know everything or they state that they don't want to learn something that I'm trying to teach them.  Now I know why the educational system values additional education from teachers.  It really pays to continue learning new concepts, new methods of teaching and new or revised material in your particular area of study.  I'm so proud to be in a profession that really values education.  I can't wait to move on to my next educational experience.  I plan to start working on my Master's in nursing or education by the end of this year.  I know that it will pay off for me and the students that I teach.  Although, I have always valued education and have always wanted an additional degree, the most important thing that I've learned is that I enjoy learning!

1 comment:

paulette said...

Totally agree with you Georgette that learning throughout life is important. It is wonderful to be in a profession that values education so highly and provides so many opportunities to continue learning throughout life. Not to mention how much our students gain from all our training and additional education. I can tell that you enjoy learning and desire for your students to be lifelong learners. Keep up the good work and I wish you the best in pursuing your Master's degree.