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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 21, 2010

What Constitutes Good Teaching?

Wow! What a question. I think this question could be answered a number of different ways. Obviously we all want to be good teachers. I thought I was a pretty good teacher before I came to NTI. I have seen and learned so much since I started it made me rethink whether I was a good teacher or not. Teaching with what you have at the point you teach is the best you can do at that point. So, never stop learning different ways and different methods would make me a good teacher. Never stop careing about the student and never think you have learned it all. I think in
order to be a good teacher in all the different trades that we teach, we must be able to relate to the students in a way they can learn. It is not just how much we have in our head or how well we did in our industry, but how we can relate all of that to the student and make them want more. I think back to all of the classes I have been in and the teacher was not relating to me and the other students. Hopefully we are all life long learners and our students will think we are all great teachers.(One day!)

1 comment:

Suzette said...

I love your post! I agree that a commitment to learning as an instructor is a great attribute to good teaching. I also believe that students of all ages learn best when there is a connection to the instructor. I never read the post before I post my answer to the questions each week, but our posts are so similar it looks like I cheated...:)! I saw a parent on Friday night of a student that is no longer at my school. She was thanking me for the time and experience that her student had in my class during the first semester. She said she had never seen a teacher make such a substantial impact on her daughter in such a short period of time. I thought to! Her student would stay after school nearly everyday to get clarification on various assignments and sometimes to just chat. We ARE going to one day be great teachers with a number of students and parents reminding us of our mission!
Thanks for sharing.