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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 Techniques

The year started out busy but techniques gained from NTI has made a big impact on how I deal with some of the challenges. One of the first techniques that was implemented was the in box for assignments. This has made keeping up with students completed assignments much easier. The use of the parking lot helps me keep track of what has been done in various classes. Also, it is helpful when students inform me that I did not tell them some important piece of information. I have been able to take them to the parking lot, where the information is written.

One of my weak areas is classroom management. The use of circulating around the classroom has helped. The use of proximity and getting to know the students personally has improved this area. "This is still a working area, but I am hopeful."

One of the NTI classroom procedures was "Have a open mind to new Ideas". This has helped me view the classroom differently. By having a open mind it is a little easier for me to try new ideas and techniques in the classroom. One last comment, the "Take five" ideas are great and the students have enjoyed the change of pace they provide. Oh, lesson plans.. still a lemon, will continue to try to make them lemonade. Freda

1 comment:

vj said...

Please remember to remind the students that you are there to help them. I know that you are a quiet kind of teacher with your students best interest at heart, say a firm bequiet and have a seat. Put the talkers to work. Have them hand out papers, or books, remind your upper class student that they set the tone for the underclass student and that they are watching them, even allow them to tell the freshmen what they should do to keep their GPA
up before they get to their senior year, and what not to do. Take charge and give your seniors some leadership responsibility or who ever it is that gets in the way. Stand up and be the great teacher that you are.