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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?

Friday, December 11, 2009

I still have a lot to learn!

What I have learned as an NTI student is that I still have a lot to learn. Dr. M came to visit me on Thursday and it is amazing the stuff that he saw in my class. You know you think you have started to get it all together and then just one evaluation makes you feel like you have never been a teacher at all. Dr. M was great to me. Like I said before, he like a loving father that in one breath praises you and in the next tells you of all the mistakes you have made. I have learned through NTI that I need to never stop growing and learning as a teacher. Just because I may think I have it all together doesn't mean I do. I will say that I need this break from NTI and from the students. I love both, but absence always makes the heart grow fonder. Thanks again Dr. M for caring enough about us to tell us the truth.

1 comment:

Kennis said...

I am in total agreement here. I like to think I am realistic when it comes to judging my own intelligence. But when it comes to teaching, there are many times that I feel like a world class idiot. Sometimes it takes an outside source to convince me that I am doing a good job. My supervisor is good at coming by and lending an encouraging word now and then (see my blog on administrators). But once again, I believe that when it comes to teaching, I have a lot to learn.