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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?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

What a LONG week!

Is it just me or has this been an extra long week? I must say that I have been a little stressed over the past week... I decided to try some of the group activities in my classes. For the most part they have went ok, but have been extremely strenuous on me! The students have thoroughly enjoyed it though. I guess that's all that really matters huh?!?! I am being observed Monday for the second time, and I think I am more worried this time than last.... I received my grade for the video observation today and it didn't go exactly how I wanted. I guess I am just extremely overwhelmed right now. I think a lot of us are feeling this right now though. I know everything will come together in the end. It is really nice to be able to talk to my fellow classmates and be able to relate to each other so well. This class has been a Godsend for me! Thanks NTI!!


Dr. M said...

Hi, Randi - for you and others who are feeling the pinch, try to simplify your teaching as much as possible during this time, and remember that next year NTI will be a pleasant (!) memory and you can push on with only your teaching duties, which are more than enough by themselves, right?!

Scott said...


Rember that every day we all are one day closer to DR. M's memory theory!!