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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, March 7, 2010


Rubric Rubric, Rubric, that’s all I would hear as last year first started. What’s a Rubric? Is the person having trouble speaking? Rubric this and Rubric that. I never saw one just heard about them. I guess next there will have one on how to use the restroom. NTI has taught me the value of the RUBRIC. I still don’t like the name but I do like what it does for you. Now we are in that part of the NTI where we are talking about rating scales and score cards I have learned to love the application of the RUBRIC, still don’t like the word! Why can’t we call it something else? The “Dr. J” the “Dr. M” how about the “Ms Chillis” anything but a “RUBRIC”. Please NTI class develop a new word, we can call it the word from NTI Summer 2009. If you can come up with a “Strawberry Hamburger” or whatever it was you can rename the RUBRIC. Regardless what you call them, they do work .


Dwayne said...

I totally agree with the rubric. I mentioned in my post that there was more than one or two things. I would have to say the third would definitely be the rubric. It is not only great for me. But it is easier for the students to understand how they will be graded. I think too many times last year I just went on my idea of how the project should be graded. It is nice now to have it all written out so it gives an exact understanding of what is in my head before the assignment is given. I know you said that you do not like the name rubric, but I am sure we could think of some names that would be a whole lot worse.

Penelope said...

I agree with you Scott, I wish I had known how to make rubrics as well. Coming from industry, of course we did not take classes prior to NTI that would help us with teaching. I also shared that I wish I had known how to make lesson plans. I also lacked classroom management skills. Thanks to NTI, I have learned alot about these things. I also look forward to learning other helpful tools. NTI has proven to me to be successful and necessary.

Jennifer said...

I totally agree. Rubrics have saved me more than once this year. My students have started asking..."Mrs. Robinson, when are we getting the rubric for this assignment??" They really like them, because it spells out exactly what I expect from them.