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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?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

What makes a good teacher

I believe a good teacher consists of patience and understanding, not to be confused with a push over! We all know we are not just educators. We are mentors and parents and much more. Everyday when we walk thru our classroom doors we don't know what the day holds. What situation we will have to overcome that day. We must be ready for anything. We are not to let our emotions show because someone is ALWAYS watching us.

I also believe diversity in teaching methods create a great teacher. Every student learns differently and we must be prepared for this. What works for one student may not for the rest of the class. We must use several different teaching methods in order to give every student the ability to learn the curriculum at hand. Teaching is not an easy profession but it is very rewarding. Not everyone is cut out for it, but those of us who are must do our best to give every student what they need!


Vsz said...

I agree. Varying teaching methods allows for the student to absorb the curriculum in many ways. This can only reinforce the lesson. with that being said, hopefully engage every student. Which is ultimately, our goal in CTAE. To create an interest in our feild of expertise.

Ant said...

I also agree with the various teaching methods which engage different students in different ways which helps alot in the various public safety programs that is taught. When students exit our program and become successful back at their home school it was worth the effort.

Emily said...

I agree that we never know what we will get when the bell rings & students come into our rooms. All our lesson plans can go out the window and we need to adjust- with patience & understanding. This, I find is the hard part, not to let it get personal, but continue to have learning going on.