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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

What I've learned about myself as a STUDENT

One of the most important things that I have learned as a student is that you must continue to grow and learn. In order to remain productive and to contribute to those around you, whether it be your students, family, friends or others that depend on you, it is important to keep learning. The many concepts, knowledge, strategies and tools that you learn as a student at NTI are not only useful in the classroom which is our main purpose but can also be applied to our everyday lives, especially when helping others.

The areas where I have been able to learn and grow the most, while attending NTI, is in the area of classroom organization and management. I have learned a lot from the teachers and friends at NTI as we all have been juggling full time jobs, attending school and living our lives.

I certainly am not able to go at the pace I was once able to go at, but by applying what I have learned in classroom management and organization to my teaching career and my personal life, I have become more effective as a teacher and a person. I have learned how important it is to keep growing, learning and making contributions to others and our communities rather than retire and sit on the porch.



Keio said...

You are so right.....I learn things each day from my students, other teachers and just society. This keeps it exciting and so interesting. I am so proud of you along with the rest of our class. We have all stuck together througout the program, we have pretty much kept our original calss from day one. That shows dedication from each of us and determination. Continue to do great things in the lives of the students that you come into contact with each day.

bernardo said...

Hi Ron,

I enjoyed reading your post and I agree that teaching is continues learning and a growing process. The essential training we have received from NTI will make us better prepared as we move forward as educators. I hope you continue to grow and become a driving force in your students’ lives. I wish you lots of success and may the teaching Gods be with you.


Ken Blackwell said...

You are right of course, each day brings a new set of challenges. If we are to succeed, we must meet this challenge. To meet this challenge we too must learn. The will of all that attended these courses have been inspirational to me. The courses are very good, but the inspirations of all made it great. This was by design from the begining. Our instructors had the insight to allow us to learn from each other, and set up a motivational network as well.