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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?

Monday, September 14, 2009

It's ShowTIME!!

NTI has done wonders for my profession. I am using so many tools learned this summer and still there are others I have yet to begin using. This was the first year my syllabus was not returned to me for corrections. It appears that so much order has been bestowed upon me [and my class} until it is somewhat eerie. I am using Peer- to -Peer resources- Melissa I must say the "ask 3 then me" have saved my voice on so many occasions; the bulletin board created my Sly, Courtney and myself has established boundaries and accountability within my students and myself; and Ms. Chillis your lesson plan format is a lifesaver. I am now able to wrap-up lessons w/o feeling as if I forgot to tell the kids something. Because of NTI, student leadership has been defined and upheld in all of my classes- something that helps my day go smoothly. I have each of you to know that we (Law and Justice Level I) will be wearing uniforms this year and the students seem to be more excited about this than I am. This idea has instilled a sense of pride and leadership in them- something I would have never been able to accomplish without my summer school experience.
Past year students are constantly asking "Mrs. Jackson why didn't we do that in our class"? Those same students are asking about the next level and when can they sign up for it. While I can only speak for myself, I am extremely grateful for the teachings of Dr. Burns, Ms. Chillis and Dr. M. as well as the many suggestions of my classmates. I will close by saying it was a pleasuring seeing all of you Saturday and I look forward to learning again with you all this evening. Until 5~aj

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Hi, AJ - I'm just smiling while reading your post! Well written and thanks for sharing all the great things that are 'hap-nin' in your classes. When good students are asking how to sign up for the next class that usually means you are doing many things right, and it sounds like you are. Can't wait to visit!