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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?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

NTI Strategies

The new year has started and I have implemented several new techniques from NTI.

1. I use an "inbox" for all incoming assignments. This has proven to be very effective and the students caught on to the process very quickly. The inbox helps to keep me organized and monitor the student's progress with submitting assignments.

2. Having a daily Lesson Plan in hand has helped to keep me on track with my lecture and also planned activities. Although it has been a task for me to submit lesson plans in a different format than NTI, it was a help having the ideas already completed.

3. My bulletin boards were up and ready for my students on the first day of school. It contained information such as class rules/procedures, class standards and essential questions and also school news and updates.

4. I also implemented a Lab Management plan based on the information learned at NTI. The students were given a copy for their lab safety test.

I think that overall many of the techniques and strategies that I learned in NTI have been received well by the majority of the students in my classes. There are other items such as "icebreakers" that I used on the first day of class that also worked well to get to know my new students.

1 comment:

Freda said...

It is refreshing to hear that the information and techniques gained from NTI is proven to be useful in your classroom. I think one of the biggest challenge is to actually use the information. You have taken that step. Here's to a continued great year.