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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, August 29, 2010

Implementations!Hmmm, Let me see, Where do I start?

Thank you Dr. Burns indeed it is good to be back. First I created a colorful and informative atmosphere, especially for those taking my class for the first time, and those that were new to the school. For me greeting my students with a great big smile was a given, I was at the door and so excited about all I had learned I couldn’t wait for them to get in class so that I could do my formal greeting, telling them who I was, and learn who they were, telling them about the procedures and wow! I have a syllabus! I am smiling right now it was so exciting to talk about it. I have been teaching from bell-to-bell since the beginning of school. We have been in groups four times out of the week, with a leader, reporter, recorder, and a time keeper. I have never seen students so happy to be a part of a group. Can I just tell you how I was so excited about incorporating technology that the night before I was scheduled to do my first power point and I could hardly sleep. I have set up my new projector to my new laptop and I did a power point presentation on the power point I created at NTI this summer. I had never done a power point before I came to NTI. I moved my desk to the back of the class. What a wonderful place for a desk. I can see all things
Everything is working as planned, just like you said it would. It’s just wonderful, I’m implementing everything I can in an orderly fashion that I don’t overwhelm my students.

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