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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

What I know Now.

Hands down....for me it was time management. Before NTI I felt like I was always running out of time. I did not know really how to structure the class where the students could get the most out of the class period. This discovery emerged for me when Dr. M came to see me the first time. There are some structures set in place at my school that were kinda taking away from instruction and he taught me how to move on from those things. Basically bellringers should be finished when the bell rings :) I felt like maybe someone would come in after the bellringer and question whether or not I was doing them. Rookie mistake and now that is no longer a problem and I can truly say the NTI structure from beginning to end helps me stay focused, and In particular I enjoy the closing questions, because the kids always have them.

1 comment:

Suzette said...

Hi Shana,

Thanks for sharing! I share your view of the importance of time management. I must admit that I am still struggling with time management, not during the class period but more so grading assignments. Class assignments are essentially overtaking my life. This semester is a lot better than last because I have learned to grade some assignments for completion verses content. It is still a great struggle for me to keep up with grading the content of my assignments. Things are really tough at my school during this first year and I have found that even experienced instructors are feeling the same pressures. I love the class structure established through our NTI experience and I eagerly use every component.
nt each day. Have a great week.